"The glance is natural magic. The mysterious communication established across a house between two entire strangers, moves all the springs of wonder. The communication by the glance is in the greatest part not subject to the control of the will. It is the bodily symbol of identity with nature. We look into the eyes to know if this other form is another self, and the eyes will not lie, but make a faithful confession what inhabitant is there."
U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher.
“Behavior,” The Conduct of Life (1860)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Koko, Mysterious Koko
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882),