Sunday, February 8, 2009

A couple of days back I saw this film called ‘As good as it gets’ staring Jack Nicholson. As brilliantly good as it is, one of the dialogs in the film especially struck my mind. Greg Kinnear who is playing an Artist in the movie says to his portrait model, “When you look at someone long enough, you can see the humanity in them”. A beautiful ornamentation of words! But how much truth is there in it? Can you really see through a person?
This reminds me of a discussion I had with one of my friends who is an artist himself. He was talking about how an artist likes to observe people and over the period of time gains an expertise over noticing the nuances in the individuals walking around him. How a slightest change in the crease of your eye or an arch of your back represents who you are as a person. So isn’t it a possibility that whenever we talk about getting negative or positive vibes from people, we are secretly observing certain physical traits and making a judgment of which may be even we aren’t aware of while an expert is just aware of it!