Aesthetics, ethics, and justice ask to be brought into harmony

Beyond my bedroom window: pigeons atop a barren tree amid the autumn drizzle.

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Beyond the living room window: a birch tree, leaves burnt by fire, hoary frost unworldly.

Brief Reflections

1. To see an object properly, discriminatively, is to be attentive to its demands.

2. The object asks to be loved. Will you love it?

3. Seeing that the other is wounded immediately entails acting to make amends.

4. Aesthetics, ethics, and justice ask to be brought into harmony. Will you heed the request?

 

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2 thoughts on “Aesthetics, ethics, and justice ask to be brought into harmony

  1. Maybe try to air these thoughts over email or via Google Docs? I’m seeing some leitmotivs of common concern–the good, the beautiful, and the truthful–wend their way through our conversationss, but I don’t think we’re on equal footing. You’re only getting a little box into which to write a short commentario, and I’m getting center stage. I’m imagining instead something like an even-handed dialogue that we might have and then perhaps re-post in a literary magazine. An invitation, that is, an open invitation without dates, deadlines, or set marks.

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