We had created for each other an illusion, and by our presence gave it reality for a while. We fell in love – not with each other – but each with the image of himself in the other’s eyes. These reflections acted and reacted back and forth, cumulatively – and so expanded the nucleus of genuine affection into an illusion of overwhelming passion. At the file cabinet I saw something of elegance and beauty in her face. And that was the real foundation upon which we built a fair castle. For in that moment, she saw my perception of her, found this image of herself pleasing and began to think more highly of me for my discernment.