Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Geometry

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” Pythagoras

What is the shortest distance between two points? What is the shortest distance between two people? What is the angle of intersection when you are happy? And when you are lonely?

“He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance”

― Dominic Miller, “The Shape of My Heart”

How do you build something structurally sound to house kindness, joy, courage, love, resilience? In a Universe of fact and feeling, of truth and spirit, how do you dwell in the spaces outlined by a complexity of ideas?

Aldo Leopold Shack

Geometry was my favorite subject my freshman year of High School. I liked my teacher; I liked that this kind of math was narrative. I was brand new to the school and to the state. In my 14-year-old brain, I was trying to figure out so much about how the world worked and how I fit in it. I was confused by many things, but I could follow geometry step-by-step and prove something. By the end of Freshman year, I had gained confidence and made some friends. ‘Geometry’, to me, will always symbolize a description of complexity in the cosmos that seems ordered and friendly, mysterious and vast, but approachable.

Thank you to Patti for this Challenge theme!

22 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Geometry

  1. Physics talks to us in geometry. We think beauty has to do with geometry.
    Interesting, especially the BW pictures.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Your final paragraph is masterful. You’re relating how you felt in an earlier life as well as some philosophical feelings you have now. Thanks for beautiful photos for this week’s theme — and “the music in the spacing of the spheres.”

  3. What a beautifuly thoughtful post Priscilla, really nicely done. Loved the way you wove between concrete and abstract applications. And your closing thought about how geometry gave you a new perspective on life was perfect!

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