Indeed, “Fascination with objects” does not remove presence. Nothing does since there is nothing apart from it to remove it.. In essence and in appearance, all is presence. (As you say, that event is none other than presence).
And yet, there is quite a difference between “being presence knowingly” and “being presence unknowingly”.
Everything is presence. Yet, as long as this knowingness has not been fully realized as our direct uninterrupted revelation, it remains academic.
It is ungraspable and unconceivable, but it is realizable. In this realization, I am THAT (with the death of the sense of separation).
The realization of wholeness (of the Self) reveals the Self as the indivisible wholeness of being.