I have come to terms that for the most part, my photography is an attempt to freeze a moment in which I felt some sort of extreme, awing emotion. And that relieves me. I go through my prints and feel relief because I can draw thoughts I was thinking and/or emotions I was feeling. It's a journal without words. What I can't articulate, I can simply freeze. So many moments would have been gone forever, except for the rare occurrence of a memory trigger which, are very nice surprises, but unreliable. When I can feel what I felt, hear what I heard, think an old idea, I sigh. That is when I'm the most satisfied with my photography.
I wish I could freeze moments for other people, but truly, it's only something you can do for yourself.