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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Three poster -- all sorts of fairly important uses of the number three

Three (3) poster with border

For reasons I can't really explain, I decided to produce a poster, recognizing various uses of the number three. You see it above. For a larger size, you can use the graphic, which is a link, to get to my Flickr photostream.

If I have omitted an important use of three, let me know, and I'll consider adding it to this graphic.

You will not find an explanation of the Trinity here, or anywhere in this blog. . .

1 Corinthians 13:13 is from the so-called "love chapter" of the Bible, where Paul describes agape love, Christ-like, unselfish love, which, he says, is even more important than hope and faith.

The quotation from James Joyce is the source of the name for quarks, the sub-atomic particles.

The quotation from Tolkien is from his poem about the Rings of Power, in his great Lord of the Rings trilogy. The rings were first crafted by Celebrimbor, and were given to Círdan and Gil-galad. Círdan gave his to Gandalf, and the other two rings came to be worn, and used, by Elrond and Galadriel.

Lest it not be obvious, The text uses three typefaces for the text (except for the six typefaces used for the 3's in the graphic). There are three kinds of triangles, equilateral, right and isosceles, each with its own color, used as a border on three sides of the graphic.

Both the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, currently contenders for the National Basketball Association championship, are often described as having a "Big Three." For more uses of that term, see here, and here.

Thanks for looking and reading! May you have faith and hope, and exhibit agape love.


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