This is my favorite scene from Ferris Bueller's day off. Yesterday my daughter and I were talking about existentialism as it relates to this scene. Yeah...having me as a mother is a unique experience. This scene has always touched me deeply. When I look into Cameron's eyes I see myself...my own thought process. Even before I knew what John Hughes thought as he wrote the scene I felt something similar; I felt as if each little dot within the painting meant nothing on it's own. Cameron looks at the little girl and the closer he looks the less he sees. There is nothing there and that is what he sees when he looks at himself.
I actually named my son after one of the characters purely because of this scene. I did not name him Ferris.