‘Given the option we would all choose to live in a house of the imagination…’
…A riddle is a trick played with words.
And this word ‘trick’ is interesting for it too has a three in it.
This three it seems to me is the unknown, or rather in the case of a ‘low down’ trick the not known by one but known only too well by the other.
It is debatable of course but it could be argued that whenever there is a one and another they are in one sense or another always reaching for a third.
Perhaps this reaching is an attempt to define the unknown.
Only by reaching together can they succeed.
Like a line that seeks a triangle.*
In order for the line to rise its polarities have to meet in the middle.
In order for the triangle to rise its singular-triplicities have to meet in the middle.
I hear you cry, why are the angles singular-triplicities?
Because each angle is simultaneously one of three and three in one, it is a point and also the point of two distinct bases.
Technically this ‘two base thing’ could also be designated a common-duplicity which is the reason why the little figure below works and as such, singularly, it gives us a hidden ‘fourth’, collectively, a hidden ‘sixth’.
What does one point gain from another?
What do two points gain from a third?
What do three points gain from a fourth?
A line is a point with two ends to it.
A triangle is a line with three turns in it.
A tetrahedron is a triangle in ‘two minds’.
If the minds were houses one would be a house of the living, the other would be a house of the dead.
Or to rephrase: One mind is inner the other is outer.
For the inner to contain the outer, or for the drop to contain the ocean, requires a fourth and a sixth…
* This triangle is always an equilateral triangle.