Saturday, May 27, 2006


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"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
~ William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"
Lemniscate, the mathematical symbol for infinity was conceived by mathematician John Wallis in 1655, but not named until years later by Bernoulli. The name taken from the Latin word lemniscus, means "ribbon", and the symbol itself is patterned after the "Mobius strip"; a twisted strip of paper attached at the ends, forming an "endless" two dimensional surface.

Of course this "infinity" symbol is that of Eterna Gold. Any woman familiar with QVC knows all about this formula of gold with such strength and dent resistance that it is covered by a lifetime (infinite in some sense at least) guarantee for replacement by the company, Leach & Garner Gold. These are great pieces befitting such a company symbol.
"Characters of the great Apocalypse,
The types and symbols of Eternity,
Of first, and last, and midst, and without end."
~ William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) English poet
"The Prelude, VI. 638 (cf. The Simplon Pass)"
Submission for PXITE topic "symbol". (end of post)

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