Quote by Margaret Drabble
The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
This quote suggests that although it may be painful to truly be oneself and face life's struggles, the rare joy of being acknowledged and appreciated for one's authentic self makes up for the difficulties. It implies that being seen and recognized with sincerity and acceptance by others brings a sense of fulfillment that surpasses the hardships of living authentically.
Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
Art is a conversation we are all invited to and are all worthy to participate in. Yes, great works can be intimidating, but no one else in the world has what you have -- your voice, your eyes, your feeling and perspective. Other people have written great books, but no one else will ever write YOUR book. It's worth writing. That is the belief that carries me through.