> I try to
> say that aesthetic admiration is not the same as the wish to possess?
> Any good that?
Well, good luck with it! I also would like to isolate something in the
fascinated, awestruck gaze that is not objectification, or selfish
want, but more like dispossession, a kind of disembodied
identification. Your heart goes out to someone; you lose a bit of
yourself to them.