As my daughter underwent chemotherapy treatment, blood transfusions, surgeries, biopsies, pet scans, CT scans, pediatric intensive care admission and radiation, we continued our treasure hunt. It was a great search for solace, comfort and peace found through these paintings and artworks, which opened so many wonderful books to us. I discovered words that we could float on, words that would pull us through, like the swallows pulling Dr. Doolittle's boat away from the pirates. I just had to trust and leave my keys with the horse, as Dr. Doolittle had done before setting off on his journey. And listen for the peacocks, reminding us that our loved ones are always close.