Why do you do what you do when it comes to what type of work you do or what hobby you pursue? The question comes from my daughter, who popped up and said "Why do you write now instead of doing art?" Well, there are some practical reasons, but she knows art had been a big part of who I am. And it just so happened that an hour before she asked, I'd been laying on my bed scrawling out some ideas for a poem, and distracted myself on the same page by starting a drawing underneath the writing. So I told her "pick up my notebook and look at that page." She did and we both busted up laughing. Some things you just do because you have to. For me, writing is a must and something I'm good at. It's both a stress and a release. Art is another story. I have to have it around or go looking, but I'm not that great at it. However, it goes beyond being part of who I am and quickly goes to addiction. I've only met one other person like that in my life. (and his paintings go for a good amount!) Those are my two things. Being deprived of literature and art would be something I would not deal well with. A combination library and art gallery is my idea of heaven on earth! How about you? Do you HAVE to do what you do for work/hobbies? How would you feel if you could not do those things?