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“Every Picture Can Be Seen As a Heaven”

“The aim … is to perceive the small existing within the large, and the large within the small, to see illusion within reality and the reality of illusion.” 
— Shen Fu
(Six Records of a Floating Life, c. 1808)


To see a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour. 
— Blake
(Auguries of Innocence, c. 1805)

Every picture can be seen as a Heaven
– that is the reality of its illusion.