## "Words Worth Savings" (2)

"Let's continue then, Hucka D. The draft has turned into the final collage now, as of today."

Hucka D.:

Fine work. This one is different. Outwardly it may not be as impressive as others in the series. But it has an internal beauty. This one is different.

bb:

You're talking about the mathematical proportions of the collage here, I assume.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

1st off, Rydal Water, or the Rydal area of the Lake District in England, was pointed out through the 196833 image. The photo I'm speaking of comes up 3rd now in a google search for 196833 images, as we've already talked about.

Hucka D.:

But then the jigsaw parrot comes up soon in a search for 196883, the actual Monster number. 50 more than 196833. That's a central mystery, then, this relationship.

bb:

I know I'm not going to be able to currently figure out all of the meaning of this collage, but let me tell you what I have.

Hucka D.:

bb:

We've talked about the original, simple juxtaposition of this collage. It starts out as a photograph of Rydal Water. That's the base, I mean. Then we add the Ives album cover, but trimmed of excess to become a perfect 512x512 pixel square. Since the overall picture is 1024 x 768, this means that the album cover is precisely 1/3rd the size of the overall picture.

Hucka D.:

Then the corner was removed. Lower right of the album.

bb:

The corner piece removed turned out to be 288x173 pixels, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

But you had to remove essentially that particular size of a chunk in order to best synchronize the album cover picture and the Rydal base photograph.

bb:

Precisely. It was mainly done through the stone wall they share. That's an important point. That's a main "cue point' for the collage as a whole. And to emphasize that space, that cue, I've now highlighted the 288x173 chunk in this final draft through a pink outline.

Hucka D.:

But there's, then, another pink outline, about the same size, on the right hand side of the collage now.

bb:

It's the same size: 288x173 pixels. Turns out that the Hunt City sign I added to the collage is around 288 pixels long, same as the height of the chunk.

Hucka D.:

We'll return to that. How about the yellow-green rectangular outline found in, let's see, 3 different parts of the collage in this case?

bb:

This is the size of the rectangle formed by the length of the remainder of the Rydal photograph below the album still, and then the width of the corner chunk itself. It's,then, 113x173 pixels. The Hunt City sign had a smaller sign attached to it, just below the main sign. It said "Home of Burl Ives".

Hucka D.:

Burl Ives was born here. In this tiny Jasper County hamlet.

bb:

That's right. The smaller sign turned out to have the length of the other side of the corner chunk, though. 173 pixels. So I decided to fit it with one of those 173x113 yellow-green rectangles, and also have it exchange places with the "Burl Ives" written on the album cover, which comes before the title "Songs of Ireland". The two "Burl Ives" exchange places within the collage.

Hucka D.:

Let me see: the length of the larger Hunt City sign is the longer dimension of the corner chunk. The length of the smaller Hunt City sign is the same as the shorter side of the same chunk. 288 and 173 respectively, then.

bb:

That's right. But there's more. The red grass block to the left of the lowest yellow-green outlined rectangle turns out to have a precise 3:1 ration, or 113x339 pixels. Let's look at the top part of the Rydal photo above the album cover, then. It has a height of 143 pixels, or 30 more than the bottom part below the album. 113+143 then make 256, or 1/2 of the 512 length of the album, which is a perfect 512x512 square. This is not the odd part, though. The odd part is that this 143 height is essentially half the longer dimension of this corner chunk, as we're calling it. *Also* it is the *height* of the larger Hunt City sign, the main sign that is, which is 144 pixels.

As I said, I'm still studying these ratios, but there seems to be an intricate working relationship between the various parts of the collage as the studying stands already.

graphic illustration of some of the number ratios we're talking about in this post.

Hucka D.:

I like the way you can insert a Hunt City sign above the album and have it fit perfectly snug into that spot height-wise. But then, if I'm reading this correctly, this creates an implied square of 224x224 on the album itself, caddy-corner to our hypothetical displaced sign and the area exposed by the removed corner.

bb:

I think you're correct on that.

Hucka D.:

Then the jigsaw parrot of the collage, doubled by a color inverted parrot once again, seems to emphasize the jigsaw nature of the collage as a whole. The one you found in a search for 196883 images. They're both sitting on the far right rock wall. Between them and to the left is a portal, created by a circle of rocks once more. Just like the one you found in the Bar Harbor sim. Originally you thought the fire would create a portal, but now you see it is water. A stream flows from it, magically pouring "down" the level meadow toward the graphic double of Wordsworth's grave stone: the rock shelter exposed by removing the corner album chunk.

bb:

As I said, that waterfall, which is the Rydal Falls, is the last thing I added to the collage. I think it has to be there.

Hucka D.:

The parrots seem at peace on the fence. They merely watch now what's happening to the landscape around them. They seem even to be sentries for some kind of energy passing from the Wordsworth stone, through the open space between them [centered by the cuing fence mentioned before], and then to the portal. Wordsworth opens the portal, that's for certain I think. What has been opened, though?

bb (after a pause):

Well, I think we're going to have to come back to this later on after I do more studying.

Hucka D.:

Don't forget the relationship between the two largest islands of Rydal Water. You can see them at the top of the collage.

bb:

OK. Thanks, as usual (smiles).

*****

"Hucka D., before I forgot I just wanted to add that I think the two parrots in the collage represent life and death itself, inverted to each other, you see. And the portal represents a birth into life from the death state.

Hucka D.:

What is being born, then?

bb:

Well, I suppose it could represent the birth of Wordsworth himself, since the water [of life] flows from the portal "down' to the rock enclosure that seems to directly resonate with his grave.

Hucka D.:

Burl Ives, as well, was born in Hunt City or thereabouts.

bb:

The parrots are yin-yang, then. One cannot exist without the other, like we cannot live healthy days without nightly sleep.

Hucka D.:

Taijitu.

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