Today’s post is all about pictures (well, except for this wordy intro).
I’ve been kicking around ideas for a replacement for the “Friday Figure” series here on the blog. The Figure of the Month was fun while it lasted, but I’m pretty confident that we covered many of the best turns of phrase. (Are you coming late to the party? No worries—you can still read all about hendiadys and anaphora and isocolon in the archives!)
The new idea: The Friday Picture Post (or Photo Friday, if you want your alliteration to work that way).
And yes, it’s not Friday today—consider this a Tuesday pilot test.
The concept is pretty simple: I’ll start with some faith-related concept—e.g., grace, the theology of the cross—and try to capture it in photos. You can play, too, either by a) sending me topic challenges, b) sending in your own pics, or c) just looking around you to see what strikes YOUR eye when you think of the topic.
Today’s trial topic: vestigia trinitatis, the Augustian idea that there are traces of the Trinity in all of creation. (A related concept: the so-called “rule of 3” that applies to writing and other creative activities. Omne trium perfectum. Everything that comes in threes is perfect.)
Nature’s own handiwork…
Perfect threes in art and architecture (art imitating nature)…
|If God were a vehicle, would He look like this?|
And in rhetoric...
The message just wouldn't sound finished without that third point, would it? And a fourth point would be too much.
Omne trium perfectum. Inspired by the only truly perfect three: the Trinity.