Priest p 51 – “perception of semblance permits the imagination…”
“Semblance” is giving structure to something abstract. This bit of structure allows us to understand our perception of our feelings in regards to music, which allows the imagination to work freely because it is dissociated from its usual contexts. When we hear sad music, we think about what it means to be sad instead of feeling sad. The appearance of sadness in the music facilitates our imagining of sadness.
-A/V (Abi and Vidushi)