The simplest stable construct that can seamlessly tile two-dimensional space is a triangle. This is a shape that can be used to construct more complex entities in that dimensionality. It is an orderly construction. The charges are enclosed, and therefore stable. Furthermore, the temporal development of the composed one-dimensional elements is fully integrated.

The simplest possible unstable two-dimensional construct is a three-spoked wheel. It is disruptive and disorderly. Like an ion in our dimensionality, its charges are exposed. When it interacts with another two-dimensional construct, the flow of time along its one-dimensional elements is disrupted in a singular and incoherent way. For an orderly construct, if not disassociated by the experience, the interaction would be a singular instant in its experience, separating past and future. In fact, without such events, the orderly construct might never change its state. It could not be said to experience time.

Let us presume that the transition to higher dimensions involves acquisition by the orderly constructs of another dimension, say by capturing all or part of a disorderly construct. Suppose that the energetics is such that the disorderly construct must be put into a very low energy state before the merger occurs, or the orderly construct will be disassociated, and converted to one-dimensional forms.

Sounds like a dimension- and scale-independent analysis of gender to me. (Hint: masculine=disorderly; feminine=orderly.)

Matter enters our dimensionality with an abundance of disorder, which must be dissipated before the transition to four dimensions occurs. Unfortunately, if the pattern holds, the transition to four dimensions involves a similar disorder. Matter in our dimensionality, if it is to avoid disassociation on the other side, must leave it in an optimal state.

I have already discussed some of the psychological consequences of energetic optimization: spatial integration of our personalities, and extended temporal connectivity. This is a process that I will refer to as deepening.

The term comes from Madeleine L'Engle, whose work is an extended and less precise parable on the structure and experience of reality. When I reference these books around women, I get a real charge.