Scarcity of Aisthesis

The scarcity of aisthesis might lie in our mechanistic paradigm in which everything is devoid of an essence or soul. If an object lacks a soul, it cannot transfer its essence to us. It doesn’t inspire us. The word inspire comes from the Latin word inspirare, which means ‘breathing into.’ To inspire would mean ‘to breath into’, and getting inspired would mean ‘getting breathed into.’ So aisthesis - the foundation of aesthetics - means “to breathe in” and getting inspired is to be breathed into. Have we become unable to be breathed into by the beautiful?