Pamela Ajoste is a pre-nursing student with a beautiful smile at California State University, Long Beach. She and I sat together on the first day of our Art 110 class, and we got to talking and learned a few things about each other. I learned that her favorite artist is the Japanese cartoon director Hayao Miyazaki. Her favorite work of his is titled “Spirited Away.” I find it interesting that her favorite artist is a director because his artwork isn’t something that you look at for a few seconds, think about, then move on to the next piece. Miyazaki’s work unfolds over time, and leaves an impression after viewing it.