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All of those lines are just wavy, but the way the colours arrange tell you whether to see them that way, or perceive them as Zigged.
Our Rick-Rack turned out to be no different. It’s just a straight line that is scrunched up for convenience, mating, (or in our case, geometric beauty and fitting). Takahashi Zigged his line visually, we did it with physical materials. Perhaps his way is most elemental, because it is communication in light.
This is monkey-and-stick stuff, in comparison (but more fun I think):
What I learned about fitting zigged things is that lines are just lines, whether wavy, straight or zigged. The little things we do to them (or appear to do to them) aren’t important to their nature.
Finite lines are static moments, little tools of creation, pieces of infinite lines, planes or circles. We use lines here on Earth because we are in a constructed reality and we need static forms like tables, rulers, mathematics. They are all tools to help us measure, build, divide and grow.
Lines work for you: you get to decide what they look like, and what they look like is what work they do in our 3D space.
Read about Takahashi’s simple, glorious discovery here.
Also, a huge Cooper’s Hawk just flew down into my garden, turning a lot of random seed-eating finches into a coherent traveling wave of flight. From the many, into one. Geometry is beautiful!