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Friday Feb 26, 2010

Aesthetic Experience Wanted

Why has so much been written about the aesthetic experience? And what is it?

The aesthetic experience is when art becomes a doorway. You look, listen, feel, and for yet another moment, or for the first time, you are seeing for yourself without the limiting and blinding filters of others—that is, of course, if you’ve got the guts.

Digging deeper: The aesthetic experience is a moment of truth, and you know where you stand without having to ask for a show of hands to corroborate your feeling.

And as we have heard from the poet, truth is beauty, and beauty truth—and so beautifully said to boot.