Sacred Geometry in the Bathroom
Posted: 05 April 2007
Word Count: 308
Summary: Mathematical musings - I think I've posted this one before so I apologise to anyone who has already seen it
The other day, whilst sat in the stall,
I found that my thoughts had started to wander.
I considered the tiles that were up on the wall,
and on their true nature I started to ponder.
I thought of the wall all made up of squares
and my mind started filling in lines.
Then the following thoughts came in no time at all –
just try it and see what you find.
Just consider each square has an edge length of ‘1’ –
its diagonal’s therefore root 2.
But the side can be also considered ‘root 1’
(Don’t laugh – just think this thing through)
If you mentally switch and think in 3D
and consider this square as a box,
the diagonal distance ‘twixt corner’s root 3.
So then, of my thoughts, I took stock.
Because each pair of tiles (which we’ll call 2x1)
Are diagonally joined by root 5 –
I was finding this mental diversion quite fun,
(I can hear you all say “Get a Life!”)
The double-cube’s corners are joined by root 6,
but here I must call it a day.
For the maths I had found had my brains in a fix
(and up in the ‘loo I can’t stay!)
Where all this leads, I just can’t conceive,
but I think in that marathon session,
I discovered how God – like a long string of beads –
has constructed a helic progression.
So, the next time you reach for a shell on the beach,
just think of the tiles in your ‘loo –
‘Cos the world consists thus, of mathematical stuff
and, yes, that includes me and you.
And remember, you see, when you next take a pee,
that the ‘Meaning of Life’ is all there.
In front of us all, right there on the wall,
in the magic we know as a ‘square’
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