What’s cool to me is this reflects how I thought things worked with development of themes (musical or concepts or whatever it is: we have to insert ourselves) – and it was hiding in the Wikipedia in and out links. Thank you six degrees of Wikipedia. [leitmotif not shown yet]
In my looking stuff up, I never thought I’d see “Applied Aesthetics” and “Aesthetic emotions” — not sure why I never heard of either but I never have. Good to have a name for a thing.
I found the phrase for it just a few minutes ago while graphing a six degrees of wikipedia thing I’ve been experimenting with (here, I was trying to tie “leitmotif” to “empty set” and this pattern emerged which I brought out here.