|The Art Spirit - Robert Henri|
"For an artist to be interesting to us he must have been interesting to himself. He must have been capable of intense feeling, and capable of profound contemplation."
contemplation (ˌkɒntɛmˈpleɪʃən, -təm-)-n,
As noted in The World Dictionary
|1.||thoughtful or long consideration or observation|
|2.||Compare meditation spiritual meditation esp (in Christian religious practice) concentration of the mind and soul upon God|
|3.||purpose or intention|
Did I take you into the thick of the forest for a surprise to stop and wonder about who may have been there before you? If I did not then I missed my mark.