I have read that life is "a slalom from nowhere to nowhere" and we, knowing that we are on our way to disappearance, still go with unabated enthusiasm."
It was put more beautifully, I wish I could find this quote.
Beauty is inexplicable. I would agree that mother's love is a beautiful thing (which is not a thing, emotion that depends on our chemistry).
Animals who are not mothers given certain chemicals form bonds with little ones and mothers devoid of those chemicals don't take care of their own offspring. Human mind fascinates me besides many other things.
Speaking of bonds... It was not an experiment in the lab, it is a real life story. A goose (male) had all his goslings killed by hail. He decided to take other pair's off-springs and raised them as his own. He never let anybody get close. After his loss he got ten times as protective as he was before. Maybe it is not that rare in the animal world to be so dedicated, yet I always found this story very moving.
I am very visual and I respond strongly to my surroundings. Music can make me cry. A poem. A song.
Anything that will carry me through my depression now will be a beautiful thing. Right now I have a problem with "unabated enthusiasm".
Kindness is beautiful, too. Intellect. Light.