“You only think it’s there because you can see it.”
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Perhaps a little explanation would be helpful. Those of a certain age may remember that when you turned off an old television set the screen went black but there was a white dot that took a few seconds to disappear.
I made the above comment to Madame many years ago on just such an occasion. I forget exactly why: probably because I meant to say something else. That’s what usually happens.
It may seem, at the very least, a statement of the bleedin’ obvious but in my defence I would argue that in fact it raises some very profound philosophical questions about the very meaning of perception.