On being watched

Figure 1 – Eyes, Natick MA. (c) DE Wolf 2017.

Have you ever had the sense that you are being watched. Video cameras are everywhere. It is as if the walls have eyes and ears. And if the walls have eyes do they blink? That question was answered yesterday, when I came across a multitude of peepers staring at me at my local Luis Vuitton store. I watched for a while and it definitely blinked at me. In fact, one time it winked – as if returning the amusement. I tried to do a sequence shot with my IPhone, but the camera just doesn’t respond rapidly enough. So I had to be content with the shot of Figure 1 captured in mid blink.

But we still have not answered the question of whether we are being watched. In the words of poet and novelist Catherine Fisher, from her Incarceron:

“Walls have ears.
Doors have eyes.
Trees have voices.
Beasts tell lies.
Beware the rain.
Beware the snow.
Beware the man
You think you know.

-Songs of Sapphique”

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