My wife says that affirmation seems to come from outside ourselves if we are artists. In the end though we never quite believe that we have something special because we assume that everyone else has it also. That it is something we can lose and never find again, but that is what motives us to keep creating. A loop of logic wrapped in emotion. I don’t understand because I am not an artist/creator, just an observer, so I appreciate in wonderment. To me it is magic.