In Spain we would say this is the “old woman’s account”, but I think it explains visually what prime numbers are and why they follow the order they have.
Numbers are not purely abstract entities, any quantity implies distribution and distribution implies a space and a center. Numbers represent symmetries related to a real and specific central point. Each time that a new asymmetry appears we need to save it by creating a new metric reference based on our primary unity, our originary metric reference 1; the new metric reference will be a new prime number.
Happy New Year 2017