In the midst of a deep, emotional, intense, and honest conversation, she pauses, contemplating… then adds, “How can you not be fascinated by me?….
“I’m fascinated by me(!).”
She is, indeed, quite fascinating, and they both know it fully – no one who knows her well would or could disagree…
But putting it that way just sounds ridiculous, and neither of them can help but to break into laughter at this dual awareness of truth and irony.