The black lines, when wide and together, show time in a continuity, like being a child in a family. The single black line is a journey without a known destination, like becoming an adult, or in college. Other (red) figures are enmeshed and influence.


Just after zero the baby is horizontal. Childhood develops as a continuous uphill growing, then jumps to selfhood (21) to a couple. The steps are climbed again with a first child – a horizontal baby, and then finally two kids. And upwards.