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The hidden strength of Pi

Today is March 14th, 3.14 or Pi Day.  It is one of my favorite under-celebrated holidays. For the record, I have never met a pie I didn’t like.  Ask my co-workers…each person hosts the birthday treats for the next co-worker birthday.  And each year when I am asked what type of cake or treats I prefer, my answer is always the same, “Pie, any kind of pie.”  But pie is so much more…

It is probably a coincidence that we bake pies in a circle, and Pi is a fundamental mathematical number constant which defines a circle; but there is magic in what seems to be a coincidence.  One of the strongest structural forms is the arch, which is part of a circle.  And since the Elder Futhark were designed as linear symbols, I assume to be easy to carve or chisel into solid surfaces, the closest symbol to an arch is Uraz. Uraz or Auroch the Ox is an embodiment of strength and endurance. The arch is one of the elements of ancient structures which survive today due to the incredible strength created as each point of this circular fragment pushes against and at the same time supports the adjacent points.  Something to think about, isn’t it?  The strength of Pi. 

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