Why is it possible that one can experience
too much positive sensory input
to the extent that it is either negated or perceived as negative
input? This has really been pissing me off...It simply does not seem fair that when I surround myself with beautiful flowers
, I sneeze
Or when I listen to music
for too long, I get a headache
Or when I spend all day in an art museum
I just want to go home and close my eyes
Or when I stand on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea
, I get inertia
and have to turn away.
Or when I spend ten minutes in a candle
shop testing every scent, I can no longer distinguish different fragrances
I don't know if there is a god, but if in fact there exists a benevolent creator who placed such beauty in life, I hope this sensation of overload occurs because he wants beauty to be experienced in moderation so we learn to appreciate it more and not take it for granted. Yet I wonder how many people appreciate it at all...