I found these images to be striking. Think of what is being offered, of what is available to people who soul gaze with these! Do you think soul gazing with an inanimate object (like a painting or statue) would elicit the same vulnerability as if you were doing the same with a person?
Do you remember in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” where they go into the Chicago Museum and soul gaze with the artwork?! Here’s a very cool clip of that with commentary from the director, John Hughes, about the symbolism. Listen at the end when he talks about Cameron’s soul gazing with the child in the image. Fascinating.