If Berger finds the “aesthetic emotion” in nature, then Mark Morrisroe finds it in human in...
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...be explained in words. It is something to be felt, something that we experience entirely on our own, yet everyone understands. As Doty says, “And the overall effect, the result of looking and looking into its brimming surface as long as I could look, is love” (33). That indescribable emotion is made up of many things; of wonder, of awe, of happiness, of love. How can you not love a beautiful flower poking out of the concrete? How can you not you’re your friends? How can you not love the sunset? The answers to the questions I have just asked are different for everyone. There are many flowers, friends, and sunsets to imagine. But we all understand the emotion binds all of humanity together. Morrisroe draws this out in me, Jan Davidsz de Hemm brings it out in Doty, and that tiny white wooden bird seduces Berger. Our sunsets our different, but our experience is the same.
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