You Can Leave Your Hat On

“…our desire for beauty is likely to outlast its object because, as Kant once observed, unlike all other pleasures, the pleasure we take in beauty is inexhaustible.” – Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just

I’m writing a paper for my Poetics of Witnessing class about the simplicity of beauty but how we complicate it. I’m looking at a segment from the movie What The Bleep Do We Know?! regarding a study done by Masaru Emoto. It’s not scientifically accurate or respected, but it proposes an important concept: what would the world be like if it was full of positive energy and emotions? You can’t help but entertain and appreciate the idea, even if the study seems ridiculous.

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One Response to You Can Leave Your Hat On

  1. rrnchrmbrs says:

    love elaine scarry. i’m in the middle of “dreaming by the book” and find her thoughts completely fascinating. cool!

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