I scanned a splinter of charcoal I used for drawing. I found it captivating to see it under the microscope. It was like hovering over the surface of a planet, with rocks, plants and various types of terrains. It reminded me of Blake’s “To see a world in a grain of sand/ And a heaven in a wild flower” and a Buddhist saying of the same meaning. It makes me think about what it would be like if I’m a microorganism dwelling on that charcoal. Would I live in that cave? Would I go hiking on that mountain?

I colored one of the images which I liked the best according to my imagination. I think it looks like a mountain.