The issue was that Kirk was falling for her. She could see it in the soft-edged, goofy way he looked at her when he thought that she wasn’t paying attention.

What is this soft-edged way Kirk looks at her?


What is described looks somewhat like this: Boy and girl in a classroom, looking at each other in adoration

The phrase soft edged refers to the relaxation of facial muscles, "softening" the features. Also, there is technique in old movies, where romantic scenes and close-ups of the heroine were "blurred" a bit.

  • Can it philosophically refer to soft edges in painting as well? I think so, since soft edges present peacefulness (usually) and Kirk has "peace" towards her. – It's Over Jan 2 '15 at 18:42

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