What is your perception of beauty?

What is your perception of beauty?
It would be great if you could provide an explanation too, it’s for an essay in philosophy. Need different peoples opinions. 🙂

“Beauty is so commonplace”

This is true (its a quote from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead) because beauty is going through the everyday routine of life and every once in a while seeing, hearing, experienceing something that moves you off that routine for just one second and stops you. It’s the little things (a flower), its the absolutely massive (the earth) but we all perceive beauty on many different scales.

“Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world anI feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in”