“[..] You came upon me carving some kind of little figure out of wood and you said, ‘Why don’t you make something for me? ‘
I asked you what you wanted, and you said, ‘ A box.’
‘To put things in. ‘
‘Whatever you have,’ you said.
‘Well, here’s your box. Nearly everything I have is in it, and it is not full. Pain and excitement are in it, and feeling good or bad and evil thoughts and good thoughts – the pleasure of design and some despair and the indescribable joy of creation.
And on top of these are all the gratitude and love I have for you.
And still the box is not full.’ “ – East of Eden by John Steinbeck