"And beauty is not a need but an ecstacy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
but rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. ..."
-- Kahlil Gibran. 'The Prophet' - On beauty