"the addiction of approval" decidedly sums up a rampant disease that infects humanity. The more you get, the more you want, and at some point the indomitable human ego thinks of itself as a god to be worshipped.
How did life get so complicated?
And I agree ... I, too, need a 'small space' overlaid with Gods creations (not mans) to find the tranquility and peaceful focus that is so lacking in the beehive of modern living. I so enjoy your work, Lynnie, and how you allow your wounds and sensitive nature to permeate the gist of your creations.