The snuff bottle wall at Seattle Asian Art Museum is essentially one of the best things in the world. On a winter afternoon, when the light is hard and the chill is on, it is a little hothouse, a wondrous miniature museum inside another wondrous, small, museum. The wall has it all: The baroque and the minimal, the decorative and the functional, nephrite and porcelain, the ugly and the beautiful
, the garish and the earthy, the creeping and the crawling.
You really ought to let the snuff bottle wall make your day soon.