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I must admit... I've been rethinking flatness.

It appears that, in a very real sense, the world is flat. Not the earth, per se, but no doubt, our world. Flat in the sense that we truly fear the horizons of our own knowledge and understanding. But, there was a time when, like the earth, the world was also round.

The horizons of yesteryear defined where the cloud bejeweled skies of our outstretched destinies descended into our world to meet the eternally tumultuous oceans of our ever-waving desires. In those days, we captained our ideas and courageously sailed the swells of curiosity to their ends. These days we doubt the noosphere, we're skeptical about science, and we dutifully remain faithful to our fears.

Our world's flatness is the result of the curvature of our perspective, to be sure. But no laser across a lake could possibly illuminate the gravity of this observation. Many points comprise a line and many lines a plane. And if many planes construct a cube, then what do cubes construct next? I propose a new point of you :) The understanding that our sphere is relatively flat in light of a yet higher order of magnification. Magnify the metaphor so that a point is represented by a single grain of sand. Many grains delineate their horizons and their planes, in turn, constitute space, through which time constructs our universe of worlds - its self - so that space-time, once again, becomes the point.

Flatness, neither bad nor good, ultimately impregnates the mind, inflames the imagination, and depending on how you look at it, might bend your paradigm into another dimension.


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