There is a qualitative difference between opacity and transparency.
Translucency stands in the middle and is a step in the right direction
but the goal, the telos, is the thinnest line.
Opacity is dark, unclear.
Unfocused, it stumbles and reaches but does not find.
It thinks it looks good, elegant--
but because it absorbs the light there is nothing to see.
Not so the transparent.
Here, the thinness between what is hidden and what is real
is revealed for what it really is--
we see through the real into a deeper real.
The translucent stands in between,