"How long had I been gone? How long had I been back? Did it matter? I tried to find the rhythm of the world where I used to live. I followed the current. I was silent, attentive, I made a conscious effort to smile, nod, stand, and perform the millions of gestures that constitute life... I studied these gestures until they became reflexes again."
Eerie, yet brilliant!
fine okouch . [eyar]
Sight and Hearing. One mush be done with the other...of one is to learn about the land around them.
Listen and observe, you'll be aware of the world. Nicely depicted attentiveness and silence, the reflection in the eye is oddly enchanting.
This is opulent in the way you've done the lighting and reflection. I also love the Solaris quote.