New Eyes

Marcel Proust’s genius is as widely shared as it is misquoted. One of my favorite observations — of his, or anyone’s — relates to “beholding the universe through the eyes of another” in an act that combines empathy, presence, connection and creativity, all at once. Here’s the story, and why it matters.

New eyes in Daassanach Territory, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. © Anthony Fieldman 2018