chapter  3
The Surface of the Object
Pages 40

On the grass on a shiny peaceful day, a woman tells Dr. Toey a fable: a long time ago there were two poor farmers who, following a monk’s tip, gathered as much gold and silver as they could around a lake (we see an adjoining fi eld that is said to have been the lake); suddenly a solar eclipse occurred, but the farmers didn’t stop and one of them came back for more gold (a total eclipse darkens the screen, which consequently loses depth of fi eld); the story ends with thieves robbing the greedy farmer’s house and shooting him dead. The lesson is: “No matter what we do, something always watches us” ( fi g. 3.1 ).