The symbol of numbers



The symbol of numbers

They  are more
Than just
a mathematical ‘Expression’

They can be absolute
Or relative

Each carrying
A deeper meaning

The arab numbers
Which we heritated
In the middle ages
Represent the angles
Of the universe

They were found also
in ancient greek philosophy
And mathematics

And they all date back
To the time of the pharao’s
The phoenicians
The mesopotamians

0 is infinite and nothing
1 is a point
2 is a line
3 is a triangle
4 is a square
5 is a pentagon
6 is a hexagon
7 is a heptagon or septagon
8 is an octagon
9 is an enneagon

And yet volume expresses
In dimensions

Only known by us

And Space

The square meter
The cubic meter

And yet the earth
Is sustained by Four pillars
As told by ancient Chinese mythology

When one of the pillars cracks
Earth and heavens crack


The painting depicts the scene of Nüwa entwining on a pillar with her snake body and patching the sky with the five-color stones in her hand. This scene is adopted from the chapter of “Heavenly Questions” in Quyuan’s Li-Sao (“Encountering Sorrow” )

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What is your favorite number and why?

4 thoughts on “The symbol of numbers”

  1. as always ….lovely… based on a subject… dear friend….
    Numbers make news…information, scripture… births too…
    HIS love…HIS kindness… HIS grace… has no number…
    Deliberately created to just relish and abide in that
    Silently… eloquently…. absorbingly….. fully.
    NICE one dear Maria…!


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