Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand
Posted by Richard Conniff on May 1, 2014
It’s the world in a single drop of ocean water, alive with crab larva, diatoms, bacteria, fish eggs, zooplankton, and worms.
It reminds me of the lines in William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”:
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.
And it also looks a bit like a Saul Steinberg drawing: