It seems to me that life as a writer or artist is much like chasing the spot of light from a laser pen. I'm learning quickly about such things.
Last night, I introduced the laser light to my two new kitties. They loved it. They growled at it, chased it, they pounced on it, they stalked it, they thought they caught it; but despite lifting that paw to find nothing there, they never walked away from it.