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what does spiral symbolize?

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Pixellle First I thought the spirals was his only way of connecting to his love of birds, by describing maybe a bird in flight, or the paths that the plastic bags take as they swirl about in the wind. But then I thought about how snails' shells are also spirals, and that maybe the spirals of the snail shells and Frederick's drawings were a way to connect two good-hearted characters, two characters who walk in the light, so to speak. Also, another writer mentioned Fibonacci spiral, a golden ratio and symbol of order in the universe. Interesting.
Melanie Gauthier To me it represented the abyss.
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