sâmbătă, 16 noiembrie 2013

The eyes of the night


The prevailing use of sight in our daily life could replace the current view about our existence by using spatial terms. Instead of a phrase like ‘we are in the world’, we could use more adequately ‘we see and we are seen in the world’.

As like as we admit that the world does exist even if we do not activate into it, we should accept that we are still seen when we cease to exercise our faculty of sight.

The way how other persons see us is especially negative. Even if they have warm feelings for us, the image they form in our absence is cold because of that absence.

It can be supposed that the lifeless things see us in the same manner. They see by mirroring the person who used them or was in their nearby.

Our image in their mirror is always smaller than that we form by ourselves. Its coldness is expressed by the fact that we can be represented in it without any special favor. We are mirrored together with any other unimportant thing which surrounds us. It is a great contrast to the common expectation of being seen by other people with some sympathy.

Besides, we know that the world has a right image about us, since finally our corpse will not represent something else than an unimportant thing among others.

The night is the time when most of the sympathetic eyes are closed, so that we often feel then as if we could become a suitable prey for the malevolent eyes of the surrounding things.

Their kinship with our corpse could make us to see them as our funeral portrait. For this reason, the insomniacs fight to spend their nights more intensively than they do in the daytime. It is a battle to keep the surrounding things in their property. A night of love can be also described as a fight for preserving our bodies alive.