Here is another terrific quote from the First Presidency message in January 1971:
“Are you devoting your best creative energy to the most important unit in society–the family?” (Ensign, Jan 1971)
This can be a painful choice for an artist in any field. Most people drawn to the arts already have locked up within them the essential ability to hunker down and hibernate during creative sessions. I know for myself, it can be painful to draw my head above water and take a breath. I enjoy being submerged in fluid creativity, only barely registering the “glub, blug, glub” of people talking to me above my little pond.
And yet, here it is. A quote from nearly 40 years ago reminding me that I am to be a mother before and beyond any other artistic endeavor on this earth.