Blinds on the windows. Are they keeping lights in
or sights out? Eyes inside are watching, but they
must be looking inward, because the view out is
blocked. Eyes outside are looking too, but they
must be watching the exterior, hardly penetrating
past the paint. Who is lonelier? They say that
those who look only inward are blind to the world.
Don’t they also say that the eyes are the windows
of the soul? Can’t you see? Those same blinds that
shutter us in also prevent outside eyes from smiling
in on us through the glass.
Nov 13, 2008