From Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Behavior and the wonderful expressiveness of the human body.
Wise men read very sharply all your private history in your look and gait and behavior. The whole economy of nature is based on expression.
The face and eyes reveal what the spirit is doing, how old it is, what aim it has. The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul. . .
An eye can threaten like a loaded and leveled gun, or can insult like hissing or kicking. . .
or in it’s altered mood by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance with joy.
The eye obeys exactly the action of the mind.
Our eyes are projections of the self-absorbed movies we produce inside our minds. When we are lost in our self-delusional narrative, the imaginary stories we tell ourselves, we risk projecting our true soul.
Featured & posted drawings
Overdrawn Face Illustrations by Stefan Zsaitsits