Wednesday Vignette: Living Geometry


“The geometry of the things around

us creates coincidences, intersections.”


Erri De Luca



“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book

which ever is before our eyes –

– I mean the universe –

– but we cannot understand it

if we do not first learn the language

and grasp the symbols in which it is written.

The book is written in mathematical language,

and the symbols are triangles, circles

and other geometrical figures,

without whose help it is impossible

to comprehend a single word of it;

without which one wanders in vain

through a dark labyrinth.”


Galileo Galilei



“You don’t see something

until you have the right metaphor

to let you perceive it”


James Gleick



“The harmony of the world is made manifest

in Form and Number,

and the heart and soul

and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy

are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty.”


D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson



“Number rules the universe.”





“Maths is at only one remove from magic.”


Neel Burton



“A circle has no end.”


Isaac Asimov


“Seed of Life” Mandala designed and stitched in cotton thread by the Woodland Gnome 2016.  Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017


More on Geometry:

Sacred Geometry, Flower of Life…. (additional links at the end of the post)


About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

4 responses to “Wednesday Vignette: Living Geometry

  1. Wonderful! It looks like you have quite a lot in bloom in your garden! Love your embroidery, too! 🙂

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