As a painter I do have times when a painting is just not going for me and I just give up on and do the gesso thing over it. Too bad we can't do that with some life issues. A relationship, a job, an obligation. Just white wash over it and start over. Or we would, as I tend to do, painstakingly, try to avoid places I like. Try to save them to use in the next painting. Try to save life moments we want to keep and remember. Would white washing over bad choices, bad memories, bad events in our lives be fair to us as human beings? Aren't we the sum of all our lives, those things-good and bad-that make up us? Something to think about.