"Man is most god-like and most himself when he is occupied in creation . . . Our worst trouble today is our feeble hold on creation."
~Dorothy L. Sayers
Sayers went on to say that "we are never so truly ourselves as when we are actively creating something." How often do we see people leading lives of quiet desperation, stuck in jobs, relationships and couch potato activities, none of which have a creative outlet? How often does a "good job" seem to be wonderful at first, but then as the monotony of pushing papers and dealing with cranky customers and coworkers sinks in, the silver lining falls off, and our job becomes hellish?
It is in creating things that we find our sanity, because this is how we were programmed. Couples find fulfillment in creating a family; engineers, in designing structures and machines; intellectuals, in pioneering new ways and patterns of thinking; artists, in shaping new expressions of their souls.
Oh, that my life never be empty of creative power in expression . . .