Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
.....GAZE not on Beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burnne thee; if thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbes thee; if thou lust after it, it destroyes thee; if virtue accompany it, it is the Heart’s Paradise; if Vice associate it, it is the Soule’s Purgatory: it is the Wiseman’s Bonefire, and the Foole’s Furnace.
..........— Francis Quarles (1592-1644), English poet. Enchyridion (1641), Book III: The Third Century, Chapter IX.
So that explains why I can't see for looking - I'm blinded by all that is around me ....