Being creative is the highest form of human fulfillment. It beats any other kind of 're'creation. It is the opposite of so much of what we do, ie. wrecking creation. Some would argue that it is more important than 'pro'creation.
The creative act is vital. Other activities and endeavors can not achieve the same level of satisfaction. No amount shopping, education, entertainment, competitiveness, or commitment to selflessness or selfishness will secure the sense of pleasure and purpose that comes with being involved in a creative act, no matter how brief.
We are all supposed to be creative. It is our function.
There are many ways to be creative, but stone alone provides the rawest potential for human beings to explore.
Stone exists in abundance as the silent, unformed, motionless protagonist ever able to unleash that inner artist in many of us.
There is bond between us and stones. They are more animate than we think. We have more of an affinity with them than they openly acknowledge.
When we come to a stone we must see it as more than a blank canvas to create on. The very mass of stone contains within it an endless source of possibilities to build on or with.
Stones are the basic building blocks for our creative survival.