This is the creative’s work.
Sifting through mountains of vague, dull, and useless materials.
Discard, Refine until left with something that resembles the truth.
Weird shapes, maybe a color, a few words, or a feeling; most people wouldn’t recognize the truth in this raw form if it slapped them in the face.
Thus the other half of the struggle: piecing the bits of truth together into something remarkable.