Every Day Another Story

The Golden Section

George Packard, retired schoolteacher, returned to contemplation of the Golden Proportion, of phi, of the relationship between the larger to the smaller piece. And he felt better right away. This division, this golden section of physical space, when repeated, either grew or contracted to infinity. That phi was the square root of five minus one/divided by two, that it’s square was equal to itself plus one, and that it was obviously deeply rooted in the way that life had evolved down here on earth was a continual source of amazement for George Packard.

Others would chose different paths to enlightenment, and perhaps George was on the wrong track. Perhaps he had grown a bit crazy, a bit eccentric and out on a limb. But George wasn’t too worried because he knew that the pursuit and contemplation of beauty couldn’t be too bad a thing for him –…

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