As I ponder those Golden Rings, I am reminded of their celestial shape.
Most elementary schools' curriculum define the circle as the shape with "no edges" but that's not strictly true.
While there are no discernable edges, a circle actually has an infinite number of them.
An equilateral triangle has 3 "edges" (vertices). That just means that all three sides are equal.
Add an edge (and side), and you have a square.
Add another one, it's a pentagon!
six edges is a hexagon, seven a heptagon (which most skip over to reach...) eight edges is an octagon.
Keep adding edges, and the sides get noticeably smaller, but they haven't gone away! There's just more of them to fit in the shape.
Is that shape on the right starting to look familiar? That's because the more edges you add, the closer you get to a circle... which has an infinite number of edges and sides.
Math Lesson Over
So when I think of Five Golden Rings, I think of eternal things, golden moments, and infinite possibilities.
Your turn! Tell me about some special "Golden Rings" in your life.
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