I know it wasn't necessarily meant to be deep, but it is. Poetry in motion. Right then...
some of it sounds familiar, like an acquaintance's voice heard after a 40 year lapse, and some of it seems quite new, like a bee sting of 5 minutes ago.
gracias. no wait! muchas gracias. i put a lot of effort to having my writings give the appearance of being not necessarily deep.
Ha, I was quoting this to ask you to explain it and then when I read it again (while copy/pasting) it clicked!
Nine balls with one in the center...Can't a symettrical array be fathomed around any one digit integer?
I still think it was fingers, call me shallow if you will.
on the fingers, i simply don't know. not sure it matters even, but bucky certainly puts forward an interesting set of circumstances in regards history, people, counting, & geometry.
the array fuller describes lies in/on a plane and having the "integer digits" as balls or spheres is a specific geometric set of problems called "close packing". >> Close-packing of spheres - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
so in regards to close packing there is no simpler symmetrical arrangement than the 10 balls/spheres that bucky describes that entirely surrounds a single ball/sphere at the center. this close packing is a fundamental concept, bucky would say generalized principle, that underlies much of Synergetics geometry.
fear not, mr. fuller develops the topic to a great depth, albeit getting to it by a sincerely circuitous route. here's some of that exposition if you care to jump around: >> 200.00 SYNERGETICS
next reading under Numerology, bucky is going to start with some counting techniques.