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Nondefinition #12

Blind spot. The hiatus in the visual field imposed by the presence of the optic nerve. We are not aware of the blind spot because the brain fills it in. I would not try to perpetrate another use of this analogy. We all have blind spots—whevener we connect, the line of connection eclipses the thing connected to, and we only think we see it. Very well. But now that we have blind spots everywhere—what did we have before we had blind spots? Prejudices, fondness? Certainly; but "blind spot" says more than either of these. This simple analogy—"blind spot"—changes the very way you think. To have made such an analogy—that would be enough to justify a life.