It was dark inside the exhibition room. The light was probably dimmed to prevent damage to the precious objects on display. There was a long, narrow glass case in the center of the room, and inside was another long scroll. I don't know when it was made, but it must be quite old.
There was a crowd of people in front of the glass case. And they were peering into it intently. I don't know if this scroll is one of the main attractions of the National Palace Museum, just like the piece of jadeite carved into the shape of a Chinese cabbage. Everyone was fascinated by the paintings on the scrolls.
People seemed to be enjoying the details of the scrolls as they draped themselves over the glass cases. God is in the details. The truly great skill and attention to detail is hard to see. That's probably why they keep their faces close together to check every detail. They are truly in the middle of enjoying God. The scrolls, which must have been presented to successive Chinese emperors, must be decorated with the skills of a master craftsman here and there.
November 26, 2016
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