"There’s nothing as significant as a human face. Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge.” Ayn Rand
No art to find the mind within the face,
And all that can be known is known at first
The mind's construction always leaves a trace
And we see all, at once, the best and worst.
What other thing holds such significance
That we're equipped to comprehend it all
Within a single glance? With confidence
We can discern the spirit mean and small
The kindly heart, most warm and strong and true,
The intellect of sheer brilliance
The artist in his melancholy blue
The stoic with his strength, resilience.
Yet oft ignoring what’s before our eyes,
We do not judge lest we might then despise.