Monday, May 9, 2011

day 119 ~ of spheres and angles


"Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere." 

~ Blaise Pascal

"The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire." 

~ William Alger

"I’m a Platonist - a follower of Plato - who believes that one didn’t invent these sorts of things, that one discovers them. In a sense, all these mathematical facts are right there waiting to be discovered.
In our times, geometers are still exploring those new Wonderlands, partly for the sake of their applications to cosmology and other branches of science, but much more for the sheer joy of passing through the looking glass into a land where the familiar lines, planes, triangles, circles and spheres are seen to behave in strange but precisely determined ways." 
~ H.S.M. Coxeter

"Once upon a time there was a sensible straight line who was hopelessly in love with a dot. 'You're the beginning and the end, the hub, the core and the quintessence,' he told her tenderly, but the frivolous dot wasn't a bit interested, for she only had eyes for a wild and unkempt squiggle who never seemed to have anything on his mind at all. All of the line's romantic dreams were in vain, until he discovered . . . angles! Now, with new found self-expression, he can be anything he wants to be--a square, a triangle, a parallelogram. . . . And that's just the beginning!"
~Juster Norton, The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1963).

images ~ misha


  1. Misha, I love to see take your work to not just the next level but levels:)

  2. psst...Amy...

    you and your once Tree of Life hennaed pregnant belly rock!


  3. Each version has its own appeal, number 2 is almost architectual! Always a bright spot in my blog roaming!

  4. Exceptional creativity here! My favorite is number two, closely followed by the clean lines of the fourth. But two... is... is walking around out there somewhere, I tell you ! If I see it, I'm gonna hug it.

  5. Zennic, as yours are in mine! :)

  6. Rick ~ :D

    *lost in the visuals of that tree walking around out there somewhere*


  7. Drat. Replies HAVE been lost.

    Zennic, when I originally responded I declared: as yours is in mine!

    Rick, whatever I said about your wonderful comment, I'm sure it was packed with smiles, gratitude and plans for a hug.