I had a disastrous unloving marriage for 21 years.
Have been a professional calligrapher for 50 years.
I was falsely accused of some dreadful crimes for money. It was impossible to disprove a negative so I was convicted of those historic (40 years ago?) imaginary crimes and was jailed. I was finally believed and released after 3.5 years.
They say that what doesn't destroy you makes you stronger. Well, it also teaches you some harsh truths about life in general. I first tried poetry 'for fun' in jail.
I am working on combining my art and my poetry. The future is going to be interesting.