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Opia: The Ambiguous Intensity of Eye Contact

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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.

[Video and text source: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows YouTube channel]

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