Excerpt from A Portrait of Shunkin by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. 1 of 5.
the blind, because they sit calmly with their heads bowed a trifle as if in meditation, appear to be extremely thoughtful.
By the time he arrived Shunkin's lovely eyes had been dimmed forever. Yet as long as he lived Sasuke considered himself fortunate that he had not once seen the light of her eyes. Had he known her before her blindness, her face might later have seemed imperfect to him, but happily he was never conscious of the least flaw in her beauty. From the very first her features seemed ideal.
it seems undeniable that Shunkin had a touch of genius, and Sasuke a capacity for hard work.
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