Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A Perilous Affair

Anton van Dyck - AutoportraitWhy is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?

-- Walker Percy (1916-1990), author, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (1983)

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