Is it ever possible to paint a totally satisfying painting?Osho - The Book of Wisdom, Discourse 20 WHILE PAINTING, EACH MOMENT can be totally satisfying. But once the painting iscomplete it can never be totally satisfying, because if it is totally satisfying the painter will have to commit suicide. There will be no need to live any more.That's why I say life is longing, pure longing -- longing to attain higher and higher peaks,longing to go deeper and deeper into existence. But each moment can be utterlysatisfying; that difference has to be remembered. When you are painting, each brush,each color that you throw on the canvas, each moment of it, is totally satisfying. There isnothing more to it. You are utterly lost, possessed, if you are a creator.If you are only a technician then it is not so. The technician is not lost while he is painting, he is separate from his painting. He is just using his knowledge. He knows howto paint, that's all. There is nothing in his heart to paint -- no vision, no poetry, no song.He has nothing to create, but just the technology. He is a technician, not an artist. He can paint -- but while painting it is not meditation for him, it is not a love affair for him. He isdoing it; he is a doer, separate. But the creator is not separate while he is creating, he isone with it. He is utterly lost, he has forgotten himself.That's why when painters are painting they forget about food, forget about thirst, forgetabout sleep. They forget about the body so much that they can go on painting for eighteenhours without feeling at all tired. Each moment is absolutely satisfying.But once the painting is complete, a great sadness descends on the real painter. Thesedifferences have to be remembered. When the painting is complete, the technician feelsvery happy: a good job done, finished. He is feeling tired; it was a long tiring process, nocontentment on the way. He was just waiting for the result, he was result-oriented. Hewanted to finish it somehow, and now it is finished. He takes a deep sigh of relief. He ishappy, not while he is painting but only when the painting is complete.Just the opposite happens to the creator. He is happy while he is painting; once the painting is complete, a great sadness descends on him. "So it is over? That peak, thatclimax, that orgasmic experience is over? That thrill, that adventure, that going into theunknown is over?" ... just as lovers feel sad after a deep orgasm: a subtle sadness, beautiful in itself, of tremendous value -- far more valuable than the happiness of thetechnician, because out of this sadness another painting will arise, out of this sadnessanother longing to soar high, another aspiration to reach beyond, another search, another inquiry, another pregnancy. The painter will be pregnant soon, will feel full, so full thathe will have to share it again.