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Undoubtedly, anatomists such as Rembrandt, Raphael, and Rubens must also have taken the human figure apart many times and for periods on end seen only this or that which perplexed and intrigued them. Once you begin to concentrate this way, it's amazing what you discover. For, as you well know, you can look at things all your life and not see them really. This "seeing" is, in a way, a "not seeing", if you follow me. It is more of a search for something, in which, being blindfolded, you develop the tactile, the olfactory, the auditory senses -- and thus see for the first time.
~ Henry Miller, The Waters Reglitterized