Eos ~ both sublime and beautiful, Valla

Eos ~ both sublime and beautiful, Valla, Tuesday oct 6.

The notion of the sublime was revolutionary because it took emotion seriously.

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Edmund Burke explained the sublime as a more intense and powerful feeling than the beautiful because it involves a sense of menacing self-destruction, linking the emotion of the sublime to our strongest instinct, self-preservation. I think the time and space and light of Eos provide an exciting but relaxed sublime. In the modern world our nervous system is overstimulated in any case.

Shortly after these were taken I watched a pod of dolphins surf and a couple of whales blow in the distance.

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