Plato, the philosopher of ideas, but also of love, compares the infinitesimal, divine part of our being to the pupil of the eye, which is a mirror, the mirror of lovers. He adds: It is in fixing our sight on this internal mirror in the being of the beloved that we are able to better see ourselves. To love, to know oneself, and thus to value oneself are one and the same thing.
"The words of a small girl whose only toy is an old, dirty, and mangled doll. Someone says to her: “Your doll is ugly!” She puts her doll on her chest, covers her in caresses, and responds, offering the doll to the other, saying: 'Now, she’s beautiful!'"