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October 19, 2012

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jasper

You might enjoy the movie "The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly" because much of the movie is from inside the head of the main character, looking out his left eye. Having suffered a stroke, he had been left paralysed, and unable to speak. He communicates with the world outside his head by moving his left eyelid.

The movie is based on a fabulous autobiography written by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

jasper

Looking at this picture again. I am taken by the fact that the right hand is actually drawing the image that we are looking at. Is Mach also arguing, in a rather subtle fashion, that we are the artists of our own lives?

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