Even though it is an act of disruptive disrespect, some graffiti is affirmative in its purposeful message. In this case, the elimination of unnecessary violence seems universally desirable. Of course, there could be legitimate dispute over what is judged nonessential, particularly as some naturally occurring forces are destructive.
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
Just before dawn, a slight increase in illumination starts building to the east. Recognizing the connection to cyclic universality, held open is the future course of attentiveness.
“Whatever it does, follow the feeling and pay attention to it.” – Eugene Gendlin
Inherent in each specific experience, similarity and uniqueness are accentuated in accelerated tunnel travel. Working with pattern recognition at high speed, the subject reduces the universe to a set of nested fractal abstractions.
“In the real world, natural phenomena form intricately and elaborately interconnected systems determined by vast numbers of parameters, and they are affected by very small changes in some of these parameters.” – Valerie R. Shubik
Although the image is much more than a simple substitute for a perceptible reality, a large part of the appeal of the creative act is actually being responsive in a particular place at a particular time. Each opportunity offers the potential of a fresh impact.
“Art is an increase of life, a sort of competition of surprises that stimulates our consciousness and keeps it from becoming somnolent.” – Gaston Bachelard
Bright sunshine on a cold day transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary. Such events fill life with reassurance and satisfaction.
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Light of consciousness
Objective things exist entirely independent of whether or not they are experienced. Nevertheless, sometimes such objective things properly align from an exclusively subjective viewpoint. Forming harmonious order out of disarray, recognizing any reality inescapably is coherent with a sectional capacity of observation.
“Since the seventeenth century we have come to think of reality as something which must be equally accessible to all competent observers–that is, we think it must be objective.” – John Searle
Imagination in action
The extraordinary colors of autumn seem dramatically to expand the field of aesthetic experience. The freedom to devote several hours per day to striding across the landscape is a wonderful gift of mature appreciation.
“Attention is going on concurrently with intellection; an attention combined with intellection, and modified by it in such way as that combination requires.” – R. G. Collingwood
An act of aesthetic utterance is one response out of a number of possible creations, as decisive moments transpire on a given occasion. Yet each singular manifestation, being the confluence of durational consciousness arising at a certain juncture, could not have been formed at any other point.
“The aesthetic object is something utterly different from all utilitarian objects, for its purposiveness is without purpose; the motive that leads to its creation is distinct, and independent of all others …; and the enjoyment of beauty … brings to man a value that nothing else can provide, since it has nothing to do with cognition or with morality.” – Monroe Beardsley
Integrating the self into the night, opportunities are structured by task environments and computational capacity. The apparent complexity of aesthetic action reflects the complexity of the encountered atmosphere intricacy, as much as the free play of imagination. We make use of what is given.
“Imagination is a powerful agent for creating, as it were, a second nature out of the material supplied to it by actual nature.” – Immanuel Kant
After considerable elapsed time, revisiting former subjects inevitably produces new interpretations. In the capacity of intuition, imagination is receptive and formative.
“Are we not ready to recognize in the power of imagination, no longer the faculty of deriving ‘images’ from our sensory experience, but the capacity for letting new worlds shape our understanding of ourselves?” – Paul Ricoeur