Friday, June 18, 2010

Colorful Geometrics

Geometry in motion... and in color. (Chesapeake, VA mall)
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"The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry." ~ Louis de Bernieres

When I was in 10th grade I took Geometry and while I really loved Algebra and even liked Trigonometry, I adored Geometry. It wasn't all about the practical numbers and the rush to "get an answer"; Geometry was the answer to the "why". Perhaps that is what drew me to the course. How often in life do we ask "why?" and how often do we really get a legitimate answer? In medicine we can answer the "why" only partially... "why does she have a sore throat and fever? Streptococcal infection."... but, why does one person develop cancer or diabetes and another does not? Well, we aren't so definite on those points... and the answers we have to many of the "why" questions change through the years as we learn and discover more. So it is nice to have those proofs for the triangles and circles and rectangles.

Here there is a bit of disorder injected. Letters wanting to be geometric shapes, lines wanting to be circles, and every one of them wanting to capture the attention of the passing carload of kids.... "Look MOM.... a carnival!!" Oh, the power of geometry when infused with a splash of color.

Carmi's theme this week is "geometric"... and I thought this was a perfectly colorful carnival for "Color Carnival".

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Beverly said...

What a wonderful photo for Carmi's theme.  I love the colors.  Ella would love it too.

kenju said...

That's perfect!! Taken at the beach? 

pathdoc said...

Actually it was in the parking lot of the big mall here in Chesapeake... comes once or twice a year I think.

muddled market place said...'s surreal! well caught though :)