Suffering they say, is essential for an artist- to get a certain depth and character etc. One might be prompted to ask at this point, how much is enough? And what kind? Are frustrations and disappointments enough or the suffering has to be of a more fatal kind? Death of a loved one or self immolation? The workings of fate and the lifelines of my near and dear shape the realization of my personal ambitions- enough to turn me psychotic? Maybe. Maybe not.