While in discussion on Thursday, I came up with a graphical representation of Forms that suits my fancy. We talked about a basketball being a poor representation of "roundness," for pure roundness is in itself intangible. Mrs. Quinet also talked about how mind-blowingly abstract graphs of lines were when you think about them. Combining the two thoughts, I considered each form to be a horizontal line. The line is infinite, therefore going along with the wholeness/pureness aspect of thinking of a Form by itself. Now define the basketball as a graph that intersects the horizontal lines representing "roundness," "orange," etc., and this produces a basketball. Because the basketball merely intersects each Form at a point, it will inevitably represent each Form poorly. Here's a picture I drew to clarify:
I will occasionally sit down and attempt to comprehend differing degrees of infinity. Though its not complicated to comprehend on paper, it still dizzies me that some infinities are larger than others. In brief, infinity is a hard thing to think about (which leads to epistemological questions), and that makes the graphical representation of Forms more complete.