Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A lovely Leonardo da Vinci quote

I have just read this beautiful description of the power of the human eye by Leonardo da Vinci, who was himself a most amazing man of vision, in every sense of the word:

“Who would believe that so small a space could contain the images of all the universe?”

In our own, much smaller, but perhaps not much different way, we could say that within the small space of our own eyes as we look at another human being is contained the image of all that being, if we can but be sensitive enough to interpret what we are seeing.

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