Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Knots

The interesting thing about a knot is its formal complexity. Even the simplest pedigree knot, the trefoil, with its three roughly symmetrical lobes, has mathematical as well as artistic beauty. For the religious, King Solomon's knot is said to embody the essence of all knowledge. For carpet makers and cloth weavers all over the world, the challenge of knots lies in the rules of its surprises. Knots can change but they must be well-behaved. An informal knot is a messy knot.

-Jeanette Winterson
'Written On The Body' (87-88)

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Blogger madam phantasm said...

I get the distinct impression you are reading Written on the Body...

2:21 pm  

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