As soon as I read the prompt, the first question that popped up in my head was the one I read in Quora: What if earth were a cube or something like that. Let me check my emails and get the link…….OK. The actual question was ‘What if earth were a cube instead of a sphere‘. I guess we would have thought about the shape of the earth at least once to ask why it is so. I was happy to see the question and the answer, because I am sure my nieces/nephew are bound to ask this sometime and I will have some answer ready (hopefully they will ask when they are able to understand more about shapes). I also remember some teacher telling me once that since the shape of the earth is spherical in nature, we would do well to think of thoughts which are more positive in nature, because they are bound to come back to us. Start and end points in a circle or a sphere are the same, remember. Well, she achieved her purpose. Every time I think of something not nice or negative, mostly due to anger, I immediately remember this and calm down. While talking about shapes, I do have a question. In one of the books I got my niece (pre-school reading books) I remember seeing ‘heart’ defined as a shape. I don’t remember ever learning ‘that’. Was ‘heart’, you know the symbol ❤ always defined as a geometrical shape ? Or was it included in that list later (i.e. after my college times)?
Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “shape.” Use it as a noun or a verb, put the word in your post or simply use it as your theme – whatever comes off the top of your head!
6 thoughts on “SoCS: Thoughts on Shape(s)”
I’ve heard “heart-shaped” used to describe the shape of a person’s face, as in “she has a heart-shaped face.” Does that count?
I think it should 🙂
But even then I am wondering how would they measure it geometrically ? How is the area calculated ?
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What? Are you a mathematician? An engineer? I think it’s just a general resemblance to what is commonly referred to these days as “heart-shaped,” as in a Valentine’s heart.
An engineer alright. But not the geeky type. Just a curious one. Since it showed up in the list of geometrical shapes I was curious.
Guess this is just a shape, as you have said. And I do like the hearts. 🙂
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It was never a geometrical shape when I was in school. It has so many variations, how can one say whether or not it is correct?
I wouldn’t want the earth to me cubed. I’d probably fall off, knowing my luck. 😛
Yeah. Me too. I have had enough of injuries just from plain surfaces. 🙂