The Semi-Sentients of Sol-3 – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

This is my response to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #131

The CCC challenge is open for everyone and asks for creative responses like flash-fic stories, poems, pictures, captions, and, and, and… check it out!

Figure 1: Gothic rosette window (The image belongs to Crispina Kemp)

The Semi-Sentients of Sol-3

Excerpt from the works of Chral Drawan, astrozoologist

Thoughts on Symmetry

Ever since the inhabitants of Sol-3 began to worship their deities in architectural structures, they used symmetry to express their faith and wonder. Before they found scientific reason, they had no other means to explain their natural world than through a pantheon of many deities.

With temples, ziggurats, pyramids, cathedrals, the sun spires on their moon, and many more, they always used the imitation of symmetries found in nature to achieve their goals.

The gothic rosette element (Fig-1), is an example for this. Five and three. These are holy numbers for many of their cultures. They are also symmetries found in flowers, in proteins (Fig-2), and many other structures.

Their music and art, religion and science are one: driven to explore their universe and its beauty.  And they are declaring, “We are here!”

If only they hadn’t invented politics.

(150 words)

Figure 2: Protein Structure (©Giovanni A. Rossi, Oliviero Sacco, Enrica Mancino, Luca Cristiani, and Fabio Midulla, CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


16 thoughts on “The Semi-Sentients of Sol-3 – Crimson’s Creative Challenge

    1. Thank you Dale. When priviledge comes with power comes with priviledge… we’re f*cked. We should have politicians who work for the honour for a small wage, and only a limited time. And with the unions: we still have strong ones, but they get more nad more undermined by the extreme-right who know exactly how to point fingers at others to make peope feel better. Solidarity has become an outdated concept. \end sermon

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