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W is for width #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

W is for width and wide.
I whirl and wiggle my pen to write.
No-one could say I haven’t tried
To complete this challenge in black and white.

A wide vehicle

Width and wide are easily understood. I did write the verse in a notepad, before typing it into my computer. Mostly I compose my blog posts using a computer keyboard. How do you write, fellow A to Zer?

There are many narrow lanes in rural areas and some wide vehicles (like the one in my photo). The spaces are marked out for cars and the horsebox is much wider than an average car (automobile).

My post for the Letter L included width.

Thinking about connections between these words and the Bible or Christianity, a hymn came to mind: “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy”. Jesus Christ taught about mercy.

He also used wide and narrow in his teaching.

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V is for vanishing point #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

V is for vanishing point – a term
From drawing in perspective.
It helps us see a 2D picture as if it were
In 3D. Construction lines are elective.

I remember an art lesson, when we considered the built-up area around our school. We had to think about a long straight street and the way the road and the buildings in the distance seemed to converge to a point – the vanishing point.

Parallel lines along a beck (stream)

Where I live now, because of hills and winding roads, it is quite difficult to find a similar view. The photo I have chosen for this post is one I took, because of the reflections. It does demonstrate the way that parallel lines appear to converge in the distance. In this case they are not long enough to reach the vanishing point.

There are accounts in the Bible of characters vanishing. Examples include Jesus after he had been crucified and had risen from the dead, an angel after rescuing Peter, Philip after he had baptised the Ethiopian official. All these stories are in the Acts of the Apostles, which reads like a very exciting adventure story.

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U is for uneven #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

U is for uneven or odd numbers
One, two, three, five, seven are prime
Or indivisible except by one and their own numbers.
Please excuse the repeated word for a rhyme!

Uneven rocks and pebbles on a sandy beach

Two is the only even number in the rhyme; all the others are odd. Numbers are used to count or measure things, which occupy physical space. Some of those things are regular geometrical shapes.

My word for the letter U is uneven – irregular, rough, not even. Left to itself the ground where we walk is uneven. Roads and tracks develop ruts or pot-holes. Grass grows in clumps; animals dig holes.

The prophet Isaiah foretold a time when rough places would be made smooth. Was he talking about John the Baptist, who would prepare the ground of people’s hearts for the Messiah, Jesus Christ? The Gospel of Matthew says so.

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