opia – n. the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable–their pupils glittering, bottomless and opaque–as if you were peering through a hole in the door of a house, able to tell that there’s someone standing there, but unable to tell if you’re looking in or looking out.


  1. Love it.

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  2. Looking deeply within ourselves and others takes time and patience. A glance here and there will not find the treasure 🙂 Loved it. Thanks

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  3. Very good.

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  4. i love this word and it’s meaning.

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  5. So true.

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  6. “near-miss.” Wonderful.

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