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Unformatted text preview: similar to Livingston’s descriptions of the Sacred in that every encounter he presents the feeling and reaction is the same. It is something that can’t be describe, can’t really be understood, but it is something you know in your gut and with every fiber of your being is there. Livingston says, “while the forms of worship that issue from the experience of ‘awe’ and ‘dread’ would include expiation and propitiation, the fascinans provokes expressions of joyful thanksgiving, praise, and adoration” (40). He is saying that like Ellie described - when she said “I have no words”, “it’s just so beautiful” and “they should have sent a poet”- it can’t be understood but it should be recognized for what it is, something that can only be pointed to, addressed, or communicated in the language and gestures of our own experiences....
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- Fall '10
- 2005 singles, 2009 singles, Feeling, 1999 albums, Ellie