EXPERIENCE

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Experiencing a feeling might mean holding it at arm's length. I don't feel the feeling, I experience it. But it might also mean it is coursing through and traversing me: it comes from outside me; I suffer it like a passion (patior, "to suffer," hence the Passion of the Christ).

We also learn from experience. And we might find ourselves learning the wrong lessons sometimes.

Experience is sometimes about trust. Then it can be equated with or the source of expertise. We want our own bricolaged, emotional, half-baked expertise to be trusted. We're not sure about the bricolaged, emotional, half-baked expertise of others. (See ANECDOTES.)

Sometimes ART is about an experience. Sometimes experience is about SHARING. Then sometimes it becomes a basis for Collective Action.

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