[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
Not everyone has the brain functioning to be able to do so. For example I am a very nonvisual person. I really can’t visualize anything in my head except in the vaguest sense. I can’t even picture in my head, for example, the faces of people I know well, although I do recognize them when I see them of course. While certainly I do like some drawings, pictures, or paintings, I probably fundamentally can’t get the enjoyment and appreciation that a more visual person can.
The odd thing though is that when dreaming, in my case the visual representation is very accurate and detailed, and proceeding as if in realtime, which would seem to imply a tremendous amount of capacity somewhere to generate images. But it’s totally non-accessible to the conscious mind.
How that would carry over to supposedly not enjoying life would seem to make sense if a person positing this pretty much ONLY was able to enjoy the visual, which perhaps is the case in some instances but hopefully not presently.[/quote]
Sorry. I’m an artist and I’m all about the visual image so I wouldn’t even want to try to imagine MY life without art. I see art in the every day, everywhere. To be without art would definitely kill the joy of living for me. I forget not everyone sees the world this way.