Everyone faces challenges and difficulties. No one skates through life without some pain and obstacles. The characters we see on the TV screen or in the movies are not real. Life itself does not have happy endings. No matter when you were born, you will experience loss and death. The key is finding the courage to face the pain, to live with the loss. The pain can make us better artists and writers. Think of all the creative people who have been able to transform the pain of childhood into a powerful motivation for creating their art. What is the pain in your life? How does it transform your art? Does it make you a better person? Are you able to grow beyond the pain?