"Men are readier to believe their eyes than their ears."
And men may follow habit despite both eyes and ears, as when I thoughtlessly turned on the burner I habitually use to heat the tea kettle, even though I saw the kettle was pushed to the back burner and a glass casserole dish was cooling on the burner in question. I didn't realize my mistake until the dish exploded all across the kitchen. Days later, I'm still picking up bits of glass. It glitters just like the sun on this ice-encased forsythia.