miercuri, 13 noiembrie 2013

The Face

Though we are defined by our presence in a body, the face is the only part of it that can assume the task of preparing the path on which the body could tread among other bodies in order to defeat them.

It does not matter the beauty of the face, but its frontal direction. The eyes which look ahead see just one side of the things, but they can create imaginary things or can make the things or people which are seen to become parts of their sight in spite of their different nature and of their volume.

Such boldness makes the man to give existence to non-existent things: if someone frontally addresses to gods, they seem to be really existent. Or if a man describe the reality as he sees it in confident words, at least for a while another men will believe that the reality is in his eyes.

As any other solid body, our bodies refute to be crossed by any external agent and the mind follows them through a deep egoistical feeling.

But the same mind pushes the body to accept what a frontal face creates if (1) it is something which could itself create if it had the same boldness and if (2) it is something which does not neglect the right of each body to maintain its egoistical state.

Therefore, the usual social boldness is in fact obliged to fulfill those two conditions. The ordinary heroes of our society do not make troubles to other people, but provide them a kind of entertainment, even if such entertainment could mean a religion, too. Therefore, they might claim only a limited victory over their admirers.

There is also a kind of boldness which does not create heroes, but it does not create anything at all. It is the boldness of being lonely. The eyes looking ahead represent only the man to which they belong. And commonly they easily go down or up, because of the resistance of the other bodies to admit them.