[uhb-toos, -tyoos]

1. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
2. not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
3. (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.
4. indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.

“Are you being willfully obtuse?”

Those dreams most limned with light, drenched in seductive sweetness, are then hardest to cast off the logy clutches.

I am possessed of a dubious gift; properly fed by fantasy, folly, or fancy I am able to ignore the evidence of my reason unto the very end of sense.

Despite repeated provocation, misgiving, and doubt, I still heed the hope of my heart rather than the proof of practice.

It is so rare that I am moved, so infrequently roused to optimistic consideration, that when it does occur I am deeply loathe to abandon such promise once revealed.

Yet, after some remove, there is naught to be done. Once exhausted all actions liberal, considered, and fair there must come at last some dignified resignation to a truth that had been evident some time since; willfully unseen.

Uncontrived, must be ignorance, to earn its concomitant bliss.