"This is causing me to hunger for beauty."
Hunger for beauty - that is an insightful phrase.
It feels for me too that I have been on a long fast of things of beauty.
And when one goes without beauty in their lives they begin to starve and hunger and crave, until they put up with trite little things that satisfy for only a moment. A cheap joke or an empty song or an hour of dry television, just to help them get through the day.
Perhaps there is a famine in the land for beautiful things.