In the novel by Louis Aragon Aurélien, the eponymous hero tries to remember the woman he loves. Her cheekbones, her hair, her smile and even one of her gestures come back to his memory. But her eyes, the feature he concurrently cherishes and hates the most, destroy his ideal vision of her.

The absence of a loved one often forces frustrating efforts of recollection. But memory is fragile and fallible. Fantasies often take up the role of memories. How can one make the invisible visible?