Going Around in Circles

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The circle is such an attractive shape. Even if I had the ability to speculate why, I wouldn’t get into that here (books and books about it), but the ghost of all that speculation — geometric, psychological, occult and esoteric — hangs around it. Around, indeed. Around and around, circles draw the eye and they draw my eye, maybe more than most any shape.

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Even when they’re not particularly beautiful, circles compel attention.

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invoking all those ideas about them — unity, fullness, ripeness, oh we could go on and on.

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and we could remark about their usefulness

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but wouldn’t that be redundant?

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and beside the point?

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But the circle would still draw the eye.

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Even when it’s not quite there.

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