Spiral #midnighthaiku

Spiralling within
A chalice of great beauty
Touched by sunlit tears

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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15 Responses to Spiral #midnighthaiku

  1. bobcabkings says:

    An interesting fact: All known static spirals (as opposed to the moving ones, like galaxies and water going down a drain) are made by living things.

    In his introduction to “Mind and Nature: A necessary Unity”, Gregory Bateson described a conversation with his daughter:
    When she was about seven, somebody gave my daughter Cathy a cat’s-eye mounted as a ring. She was wearing it, and I asked her what it was. She said it was a cat’s-eye.

    I said, “But what is it?”

    “Well, I know it’s not the eye of a cat. I guess it’s some sort of stone.”

    I said, “Take it off and look at the back of it.”

    She did that and exclaimed, “Oh, it’s got a spiral on it! It must have belonged to something alive.”

    Actually, these greenish disks are the opercula (lids) of a species of tropical marine snail. Soldiers brought lots of them back from the Pacific at the end of World War II.

    Cathy was right in her major premise that all spirals in this world except whirlpools, galaxies, and spiral winds are, indeed made by living things. There is an extensive literature on this subject, which some readers may be interested in looking up (the key words are Fibonacci series and golden section).

    What comes out of all this is that a spiral is a figure that retains its shape (i.e., its proportions) as it grows in one dimension by addition at the open end. You see, there are no truly static spirals.

    Bateson, BTW, was English, although he spent much of his career in the US.


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  3. jenanita01 says:

    I wonder why snails like roses so much? They don’t seem to eat them…


  4. Widdershins says:

    Snail wanted to stop and smell the roses. 🙂


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