Streams of Consciousness - Barn Drawing

Streams of Consciousness - Barn Drawing

A Story by Dave

It occurred to me today, after a failed attempt at sketching the exterior surfaces of a barn, that straight lines interest me in only the most academic of settings, those being, for instance, ones in which the initial value of a dynamic system is followed spatially by a series of points - an infinite set placed infinitely close (which is to say that space is infinitely divisible [as can be seen by one of Zeno's paradoxes]) - indicating the rate of growth or decay of said system, but in the absence of curve, a barn drawing becomes (quite tediously) nothing more than an exercise in determining the spatial relationships (e.g. distances, angles of intersection, and so on) of a finite set of straight lines, which is why, upon closer inspection, I'm left wondering whether or not sketching the exterior surfaces of a barn is more of an academic endeavor than I had originally figured it to be and, by that very property, deserving of greater consideration w/r/t its similarity to, let's say, determining the degree measure created when extending the side of a closed figure, and so I find myself now confronted by a paradox (dilemma? quandary?) that I have not the energy to decode and so I'll defer to the reader.

© 2011 Dave

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I see all of this so clearly as I, myself, get so lost in all the details of something so simple as a sketch. This is a good write --but your words are like kernels of corn in a kettle waiting to be popped. They haven't flourished yet but they will. Indeed, once you solve the riddle as to how to find the volume of a Klein bottle, things such as barns will be child's play. Completely on the other hand, if this write is meant to be a poem, then you have succeeded beyond your wildest dreams! To that, I would then say bravo because this is an excellent poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Came by to see what you have written almost I was back in school. Personally I always hated math, it always made my head hurt. Going to suggest a couple changes, which I will email and note here. You need to break this up so we readers don’t drown in a sea of words. We do like to a breath before we drown that it what line breaks and Paragraph breaks are for.

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Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on October 31, 2011
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