Our true high self: the part of us that was never born
and will never die. The Hindus call it atman—the
eternal deity within each soul. In wise love, says
Yeats, you divine that higher self in your lover and
try to reflect it back to them. That in fact is probably
the greatest gift you can give anyone: a glimpse of
their own atman.
When, though, was love ever wise? We need dates,
names, precise locations.