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“Is it not curious, that so vast a being as the whale should see the world through so small an eye, and hear the thunder through an ear which is smaller than a hare’s? But if his eyes were broad as the lens of Herschel’s great telescope; and his ears capacious as the porches of cathedrals; would that make him any longer of sight, or sharper of hearing?” Moby Dick, Chapter 74: The Sperm Whale’s Head – Contrasted View
And while I’m once again on the topic of Moby Dick, I renew my plea to Ira Glass, David Sedaris, and Sarah Vowell here.
*Disclaimer: This is not a whale eye… it is my living room ceiling.