Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Italian Reflections: The Platypus Travels

It's an eye.

God looks down at man, but man, unlike any of the beasts of the field, looks back up to God.  The ancients believed that there was a principle of light within the human eye that met light reflected from objects and mingled with it thus powering the sense of sight.  The eye of heaven shines down upon the Pantheon and the fire from the altar of sacrifice rushes up to meet it.  Heaven and Earth meet, Man sees as he is seen.

*Photo taken by the author.

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