People love transformations.....when one thing is changed into something else. Like the David Bowie song goes, "ch-ch-changes....."
That's why snow is so magical, changing the everyday brown and gray landscape into beautiful, sparkling white although after a while, when we've had enough of the white stuff, we wish it would change back again. And that's why fall is so beautiful, changing the everyday green leaves into beautiful orange, red and yellow. That's why fairy tales are so special, too. The raggedy Cinderella becomes the beautiful princess, and the ugly duckling changes into a beautiful swan.
And, oddly, that's why I love cooking. You can take ordinary margarine, melt a few tablespoons in a pot, add a bit of flour, then add some milk, heat it up, stir and magically it becomes a thick white sauce.
You take raw eggs, and so many transformations can take place. Boil them for 10 minutes, and instead of runny and liquid-y, they become "hard boiled." Or stir them in a bowl, fry them, stirring some more and you have scrambled eggs. Or fry them without stirring, and the pale, translucent stuff becomes white and you have wonderful fried eggs!