“When the door shuts on us, all that vanishes. The shell–like covering which our souls have excreted to house themselves, to make for themselves a shape distinct from others, is broken, and there is left of all these wrinkles and roughnesses a central oyster of perceptiveness, an enormous eye.” —Virginia Woolf, “Street Haunting: A London Adventure”
Welcome to the opening of Enormous Eye, a website that watches writers watch their days. Each Saturday, a person or two will record everything they take in and how it was they saw it. The following Monday, I’ll publish those observations here. We begin tomozz with six accounts of Valentine’s Day, from Jia Tolentino, Jenny Zhang, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Durga Chew-Bose, Jesse Miller-Gordon, and me, Amy Rose Spiegel. Look out at 11 AM.
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Thanks to Gideon Chiaet for design help.