"Tell me what you see. Honestly. I want to know."
"I realise now that the first day I was only barely looking. I thought I was looking, but I was only getting a bare inkling of what's in these paintings. I'm only just starting to look."
They stood looking, together, at the coffins and trees and crowd. […]
"And what do you feel when you look?" he said.
"I don't know. It's complicated."
"Because I don't feel anything."
"I think I feel helpless. These paintings make me feel how helpless a person can be."
"Is that why you're here three straight days? To feel helpless?" he said.
"I'm here because I love the paintings. More and more. At first I was confused, and still am, a little. But I know I love the paintings now."
Image: 'Tote (Dead)' by Gerhard Richter (1988).