Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I got my first tattoo today. It's the polar equation of an logarithmic spiral. I use to wear a nautilus shell necklace because to me it symbolized an intentional design, a mathematical consistancy in our universe - from a snail to a galaxy. Therefore, the spiral, to me, is a spiritual symbol. Sadly my neckless broke. I'm always inclined to collect nautilus shells, partly because of their beauty and partly because of their significance. But I figured an equation would make a better tattoo than a spiral.

I also just found out that hawks hunt their prey in a logarithmic spiral pattern. Huh.