Sinuous is a word which comes from sinuōsus, a Latin language word. It is an adjective that refers to what you have curves, elevations, meanders or breasts .
For example: “Be careful when you go to know the Christ: the way to reach him is very winding”, “The boy was exhausted after traveling the winding path throughout the day”, "The circuit has a winding path that prevents cars from taking speed".
The concept of breast , pertaining to mathematics, is related to this term, since its graphic representation of this function also offers a curve, which is called sinusoid .
One of the characteristics that stand out at a glance of a sinusoid is its fluidity, and the fact that it never closes in a circle, but continues to generate a wave to infinity. This image of endless curves that follow each other explains that a winding road is considered difficult to cross, full of obstacles.
It is usual to qualify as winding the path that borders a Montana to allow vehicles to reach the top. This characteristic makes the road in question have many curves; In addition, vehicles usually circulate between the mountain wall and the precipice. In summary, it can be said that winding roads are dangerous and require a lot of attention to drivers to avoid accidents.
Within the field of music we have to highlight the existence of different compositions that carry in their titles the term that concerns us. This would be the case, for example, of the song "The long and winding road", which was sung by the group The Beatles under the original title "The Long and Winding Road".
Paul McCartney was the member of the formation that specifically composed this ballad, which is part of the album "Let It Be", which saw the light in the year 1970. It is considered that this single is the last one released that band together and that In addition, it was the last of the successes that he managed to have on the US sales charts.
There are many aspects of interest, in addition to those already exposed, that revolve around this composition such as the following:
-It was composed by its author on the farm he had in Scotland and was specifically inspired by a winding road that exists in the country: the B842, which extends over 50 kilometers.
- It is a sad ballad with which McCartney tried to express to some extent the complicated situation that was being experienced within the musical group.
-It was recorded between January 26 and 31, 1969 and the Beatles experts affirm that the images that have been preserved from that moment show, among other things, the absolute and voluntary reluctance that John Lennon expressed when interpreting it.
In the world of videogame , especially in the early years, the winding roads were ideal for the design of career titles, since thanks to the curves it was easy to hide the sharp drawing of objects that appeared in the distance.
On the other hand, before the emergence of games with three-dimensional graphics, it was not possible to create race tracks or truly circular scenarios, since somehow the route always went "in the same address "; that is why, through a sinuous design the developers were able to create the illusion of complete curves, simply holding the tilt for a long time and shifting the background image .
Computer-generated graphics make use of the sine concept in various ways, although usually calculations to get the sinusoid are made in charging time , and not while the user interacts with the product, since they are very demanding for the processor.
Symbolically, the idea Sinuous is used with reference to difficulties or obstacles that exist to reach a goal or to reach a goal. The expression, in this case, is an analogy between a physically winding path and a symbolic path that is very difficult.
Suppose a man He manages to become a doctor after a decade of study. He entered the university at 18 years but then he lost two years due to health problems. In addition, as he always had to work to support his family, it took time to study. That is why it can be said that the subject in question had to cross a winding path until he could graduate.
The idea of curves as a synonym for difficulties or challenges is not uncommon. In fact, the spiral (a flat curve that rotates indefinitely around a point further and further away from it at each turn) is also interpreted as a path full of crises that we must overcome in order to develop intellectually.
It should be noted that in both cases there is the promise of improvement after each curve : far from being a dead end or a bridge that is interrupted and leads to an abyss, both a winding road and a spiral continue, allow us to continue moving forward whenever we want to face each of its challenges .