Tuesday, July 22, 2008

they are the dreamers

"We all need somebody to look at us.

We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under. The first category longs for the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes, in other words, for the look of the public...The second category is made up of people who have a vital need to be looked at by many known eyes. They are the tireless hosts of cocktail parties and dinners...Then there is the third category, people who need to be constantly before the eyes of the person they love. Their situation is as dangerous as the situation of people in the first category. One day the eyes of their beloved will close, and the room will go dark...

And finally there is the fourth category, the rarest, the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers."

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera.
Photo by Heji Jin in Kid's Wear via A Kid Blog.


Joanna Goddard said...

that's fascinating. also, the photo is gorgeous.

Mila said...

Wow, i love this post. You reallt got me thinking....and i love that.

Amazing picture also.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Hila said...

stunning photo - and beautiful quote from one of my all-time favourite books.

Check out my latest post as I have awarded you with something :)

theue said...

a wonderful passage indeed.