"Why is it that in your entire lifetime you will never be able to size yourself up as you size up someone else--or size up Saturn--in a ten-second look?
Why is it that the look of another person looking at you is different from everything else in the Cosmos? That is to say, looking at lions or tigers or Saturn or the Ring Nebula or at an owl or at another person from the side is one thing, but finding yourself looking into the eyes of another person looking at you is something else. And why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?
--Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos. p. 8
|LOOKING WEST, FROM THE SILVER LAKE BRANCH LIBRARY|
READ AN ARTICLE IN HARPER'S ABOUT CULTS
|ASIAN PEARS, SILVER LAKE FARMER'S MARKET|
BOUGHT SOME OF THE LAST OF THE FLAVOR ROYAL PLUOTS
|FALLEN LEAVES, NORTH BENTON STREET|
WALKED. AVOIDED ALL HUMANS.