Why We Close Our Eyes

It’s interesting that all closing your eyes does is shut out the light – that the whole world is still right there, an eyelid’s breadth away. The darkness created by shutting your eyes feels much bigger than an eyelid – in truth, it feels utterly absolute, like staring into the vast blackness of a starless space. It feels infinite, really. Maybe that’s why we close our eyes when we sob, or make love, or pray, or hear some magnificent strain of music. Our surroundings seem too limited for what we’re feeling, so we shut our eyes and embrace the adequacy of the infinite inside each of us.

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