On finding purpose
Really nice post!
"I thought again of how art, writing, cooking, and other creative pursuits are both sanctuaries, where we go to hide from the chaos of our world, and showcases, where we express ourselves and are seen." - Yes, this! It's also never too late to create. Jon Hamm started acting later in his life. Ke Huy Quan returned to acting after a long hiatus. Sumiko Iwamuro is djing in her late 80s.
This was a great read! I really enjoyed your takeaways from Child’s book and I really enjoyed the questions you posed at the end of the piece about our raison d’etres etc.
I believe, we can have more than one raison d’etre, well at least I have more than one... I have always loved skateboarding, it has been my thing for more than 20 years and I loved it so much it inspired me to start writing about it. And now in the last five years I have fallen head over heels for writing as well. And so my two raison d’etres now exist side by side. - thank you