What is it about about emotions that appeal to people? If it were truly irrational, then is it possible to imply that other living organisms feel the way we do, too? After all, if our rationality sets us apart from other species, and emotions do not require logic, then could this premise hold truth? I suppose it does, because we may be able to observe behaviors that manifest emotions from our pets: such as fear and even possibly, love?
But temperaments, dispositions and even culture markedly define our abilities to express our emotions. There will be no connection if there wasn’t even an attempt to express it all. The issue now rests on the appropriateness of the moment and object of attempting this connection. And will there be a connection if the object refuses to acknowledge it?
I think it is much like hooking up on the internet. If the client attempts to reach out to the server via modem or wireless fidelity, and the host server either fails to recognize this signal or refuses to accept it, then we are told that the connection failed in its attempt. Perhaps this is one way to illustrate how receptivity plays a role in establishing connections, whatever type of connection it may be.
Maybe I was right all along into limiting the expression of my emotions. It will be futile to put your heart on a sleeve most of the time. It might just fly away without you noticing where you left it or where it went.