4.29.02 INT. KEOUGH HALL, SHOWER STALL 3. approx. 9:23am DAY

my top­ic is emo­tion, feel­ing, what­ev­er term you use to gen­er­al­ize and cat­e­go­rize it. it is invi­o­lable and can only be judged by the per­son expe­ri­enc­ing it. ergo, no emo­tion is wrong in the sense that a per­son is wrong in feel­ing it. dif­fi­cul­ty lies when an ide­ol­o­gy cre­ates a forum in which the expres­sion of emo­tion can cause harm. emo­tion is not opin­ion. for exam­ple, the fact that i can­not stand my room­mate is not WRONG (emo­tion), although my rea­sons for feel­ing so might be (opin­ion). anoth­er pos­si­ble dif­fi­cul­ty lies in the prop­er iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the emo­tion by the emot­er. dou­bly dif­fi­cult since emo­tion nec­es­sar­i­ly clouds rea­son. “love is not love/which alters when it alter­ation finds,” yet what oth­er word is there that describes the emo­tion (men­tal expe­ri­ence) of being attract­ed to some­one? sweet emo­tion. bah! might i be so for­ward as to request your opin­ion on this mat­ter?

today i am wob­bly.