“Your eyes are the window to your soul.”
~ William Shakespeare
Eyes are often the first thing you notice about a person. But are your own eyes clear and sparkly, or blinkered and short-sighted? Are they enough to view the world around you? Or do you need more scope and influence; a fresh pair of eyes through which to experience the world?
I do. That’s why I read; to dive into someone else’s reality (or fantasy world). It feeds my soul and thirst for new experiences. That’s why I surround myself with people who offer a different view of the world; whom I can learn from. As the great CS Lewis said:
“My own eyes are not enough for me, I will see through those of another. Reality, even seen through the eyes of many, is not enough. I will see what others have invented. In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like a night sky in the Greek poem I see with a myriad of eyes. But it is still I who see.”
Whose eyes would you like to see the world through?