Saturday, August 06, 2005
How many emotions can a human being express? :-)
Can we assume that all emotions felt by a human being are expressible? If that is not the case, what is the connection between the expression she has when she is feeling those un-expressible feelings, and the feelings themselves? Does the influence of 'feelings' on 'expressions' get disconnected when un-expressible feelings are encountered, like the clutch of the Kinetic when it senses the engine can't push the bike? Maybe people use a controllable clutch in contrary when they want the 'expression' to be something not at all in line with what they are 'feeling'?
And again, do we have names for all emotions that are feelable? Aren't they rather like a spectrum, just like the spectrum of visible light, gradually varying, upon which we have imposed labeled diffusions of color names? And in the case of emotions, I don't even know if we can postulate them to be linearly arranged, as in the light spectrum.
Did civilizations not having connections with India talk about 'Nava Rasas' or the nine basic feelings? Are they like orthogonal eigen vectors which when combined can span the entire multidimensional space of emotions, if there is such a thing?
Are there emotions which can't be felt? :-D
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields,
Let us lodge in the villages;
Let us rise early and go out into the vineyards;
And see if the vines have budded,
whether the grape blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates are in bloom.
And there, I will give thee my love.
-- Song of Songs 7:12-13, The Old Testament.