"On Andromeda, the mirror world of human experience, aesthetic laws work like natural laws on earth. This is the physics of beauty. Plants grow there otherwise and flowers bloom in another way, mirroring how the Gaian habitat would look were it beheld ecstatically in the rush of beautiful looking, without identification. Van Gogh’s sunflower grow on M31 as they appear in his paintings, gelatinously puckered into the translucent gel of the atmosphere."
Translations from the Andromedan, John Lamb Lash