Can the subject then study itself objectively -
if so, is he then an object?
Will he never know if is he objective?
Can he ever delegate objectivity?
Subjective study, of itself as a subject - Who am I?
Subjective study, of itself as an object - What am I?
Objective study, of itself as a subject - Why am I?
Objective study, of itself as an object - I am.
had wanted aelan to go first (competitive sisters hehe), but she doesn't seem to be on. so ok, elfie takes a first stab...
as per my PM answer to wildcat earlier:
would be even more interesting if you added in 'ive' to subject and object--ie, subjective and objective. hehe.
ie, once a side (perspective) is chosen, there is no difference between a reflection and a look.
however, if the object remains an object (ie, objective), then that is a reflection, as it is an opinion taken without passing judgment. while if the subject remains a subject (ie, subjective), that is one who passes judgment.
hence, the answer is in two things:
1) it's a matter of perspective, and
2) the difference is in whether one passes judgment, or not. no judgment = distinction between a subject/look and object/reflection. judgment => no differentiation between a reflection and a look.
because to reflect is to do so impassively. it is to understand and accept, without judgment. To look is to do so hastily, and to pass a judgment.
You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
They called me the hyacinth girl.
Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.