I look for a mix of sadness and strength in others whether it be in their demeanor or their artistic creations. This is because I have come to deeply identify with such a combination. This combination is an indication of emerging through some sort of personal struggle. It is a beautiful thing to witness people recognize and reflect upon struggle in their lives and subtly express it while embracing the journey all-the-while. I suppose it is the process of an individual turning inward and seeking answers to long abandoned questions that is what I find most beautiful about it -- a return to and re-evaluation of the self. Emergence from struggle is such a personal journey and when one shares its outcome (freshly realized insight), true artistry can be the result. I look for the type of music that gets me nostalgic about all of this.