Often another feeling calls to us quietly. It speaks in the way certain ocean stones do with their color and shine. This is joy — the kind that comes from expressing the most intimate part of our lives and having it valued and known. Awakening such joy allows us to love. For many of us, painting, writing, sculpting, dancing, and all the other forms of creative expression are ways to show love to the world.

Peter Levitt in Fingerpainting on the Moon