“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.
(Auguries of Innocence, c. 1805)
Every picture can be seen as a Heaven
– that is the reality of its illusion.