The writer is a person who is standing apart, like the cheese in 'the farmer in the dell' standing there alone but deciding to take a few notes. Youre outside, but you can see things up close through your binoculars. Your job is to present clearly your viewpoint, your line of vision. Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.
I gave him a smile that i hoped was as dazzling as one of his. "i realized i'm in love." marcus, startled, looked around as though he expected to see my object d'amour in the car with us. "and you just realized this? did you just have some sort of vision?" "didn't need to," i said, thinking of wolfe's ill-fated trip to the orkneys. "it's always been right in front of me.