Some men like to undress a woman with a single gaze;
Denis Benitez indulged in a far more presumptuous pastime. He could wrench the hidden truth from every woman who passed him in the street.
Since in their eyes he no longer existed,
since he was no longer a physical presence in their world,
he had discovered that he had a talent for invisibility
which allowed him to brush by women like a ghost,
to spy on them
and steal their secrets.
~ from the The Thursday Night Men, by Tonino Benacquista
one who learns only late in life