We take pictures, struggle in vain to inscribe moments into our minds forever, and always end up at least slightly disappointed and empty if we give in to the urge to capture and possess beauty.
We make peace with and find growth through beauty when we allow it to speak its wisdom to us...making it possible for us to understand, and communicate in dialog with, beauty herself.
"There is only one way to possess beauty properly, and that is through understanding it, through making ourselves conscious of the factors (psychological and visual) that are responsible for it."
"The most effective way of pursuing this conscious understanding is by attempting to describe beautiful places through art, through writing or drawing them, whether or not we happen to have any talent for doing so."
- John Ruskin