It is not the nature of things or people to satisfy us but rather to awaken in us the desire to be satisfied. When we seek our hearts' pleasures in temporal affairs our joy easily fades for only delight in the Eternal cannot be tarnished, broken, stolen or lost.
If we fail to learn the secrets of uncovering joy in loss then we risk being driven to despair or bitterness or insanity in this world which is so full of sorrow.
For all of this Earth’s wonder and beauty and blessings it's only meant to serve as a great cosmic magnet pulling us to our Source. One true glimpse of Him would cause us to never cast another glance at any created thing and think it might satisfy.
Lord Jesus, give us eyes to see that You Yourself and You alone are the bread and water which our souls so desperately crave. Teach us to hungrily partake from Your own hand, O God. May every scent and song, every shadow and sorrow only call us closer to You.