I'll write soon, but for now, here is this poem by Jessica Goodfellow that I'm currently reading and re-reading about five times a day.
The Invention of Fractions God himself made the whole numbers: everything else
is the work of man. —Leopold Kronnecker God created the whole numbers: the first born, the seventh seal, Ten Commandments etched in stone, the Twelve Tribes of Israel — Ten we've already lost — forty days and forty nights, Saul's ten thousand and David's ten thousand. 'Be of one heart and one mind' — the whole numbers, the counting numbers. It took humankind to need less than this; to invent fractions, percentages, decimals. Only humankind could need the concepts of splintering and dividing, of things lost or broken, of settling for the part instead of the whole. Only humankind could find the whole numbers, infinite as they are, to be wanting; though given a limitless supply, we still had no way to measure what we keep in our many-chambered hearts.