If the end of things is a concept, how tight does a concept have to be to make a thing. not very (this really does feel like sex and the city!).
As an initial velocity or arc of intent ends, and a period of reflection begins. What becomes apparent is many of the things of quality that are done have to be done under duress. Or is it simply my take on the intellectual life. Many do have careers without the angst, and those periods could only imbue the work with a remembered feeling for myself rather than a quality that is perceptible by the audience. How can this be gauged other than by success?