While meditating on the natures of aisthetikos and happiness, I remembered a past lived-event that I consider to reveal the relationship between aesthetics and the experience of happiness. Through a phenomenological reflection on this personal account, the primary goal of this post is to ascertain the essential characteristics (eidetic principles) of happiness as an experiential domain. Its treatment in anthropological accounts, broadly speaking, suggests the possibility that "happiness" inappropriately designates or characterizes my personal testimony. But, there is no other more appropriate description for the experienced aesthetic value-complex that is to be described.
There is an aesthetic quality to attending a ballet performance. The anticipation of viewing a treasured tale come to life and then procuring it in one's sensate memory, of course, augments the aesthetic aspect of the experience. But my anticipation, which is why it promotes the aesthetic and not merely pleasure, can be more than ordinary act-qualities; it is potentially supervised with a sense of deep symbolism, the mysterious, or the transcendental. Though an Emersonian significance of the aforementioned characteristics of my anticipation has been prepared by the fact that certain experiences have had great impact on my innermost being. The ballet sustains a symbolic potentiality for my destiny. After having been overcome with giddy excitement on more than one occasion, the mere idea of the ballet instills the supervenient anticipation of awakened senses, those for which I have a strong affinity and consequently value highly.