How creative acts help restore the world (plus a particularly random selection of links).
Suffering does change us, and I say that from experience. I was forever changed by my daughter’s suicide, and yes I gained compassionate for people in general and for her young son in particular, though not as much for myself. That particular ache is more difficult to accept. I have noticed that when I am creating I am more at peace with myself, even if it is simply creating good food, a wardrobe for myself and a welcoming home for family and friends. But the idea that creating in itself contributes to the world, bringing balance to a sorry world, well that does give me comfort and encourages me to keep at it.