|Nicolai Lobachevsky, János Bolyai, Bernhard Riemann geometry|
On a flat world parallel lines never intersect but flat worlds don’t always intersect with the real world where some do not believe their senses accepting odd topologies in which mass increases with velocity in which gravity bends light even though we know it has no mass for gravity to pull in which the vibration of twisted and invisible dimensions are what others consider immutable in which an infinite universe never wraps around us as we fail to wrap our minds around it.
If all plumbs were true all paintings hung straight no door or window stuck on its jamb this house would not be be right to house this crooked man.
It is possible to understand each other. Like foreigners forced to learn by trial and error we point to a banana and the man says “xorupeet.” We indicate two parallel lines and say “they never meet.”