Compassion is one of the purest springs of love.

Anne Truitt

When she was 61 years old, in 1982, renowned sculptor Anne Truitt published a collection of excerpts from her personal journal in which she reflected on living a creative life. Sold under the title “Daybook: The Journal of an Artist,” the included essays explore, among other themes, how we are perceived by others and how we often make assumptions about the people in our lives. In considering the nature of love, Truitt concluded that it is only through compassion that we can truly connect and understand each other in the world.