I think I'm realizing that I have a pretty deep-seated need to create, to breathe life into new things. I guess this sounds like a fairly obvious assessment, but it's hitting me on a deeper core level this week than it has before. This is in part due to the fact that I've not been doing my regular creating the past several days, due to the holidays and the various festivities they usually entail. So, I'm becoming more acutely aware of this internal hunger to create, something that is almost like a physical need. It's easy for this hunger to slip into the subconscious realm and cease to be felt during my regular work weeks of creating and promoting my art, simply because when I am in my rhythm, I am often propelled by external things - a show, an exhibit, a sale, etc., etc. But this week, the hunger is rising to the surface, despite there being no external objective to be met. So I realize in a new way that the act of creation really is a need in my life, just like food or exercise or rest. It is an affirmation that this is indeed hardwired into me, an integral part of how I was created and a confirmation that this is a part of what I am to offer the world.