I don’t think numbers have special powers, but certain numbers do have meaning, like the date of your birth, anniversaries, the death of one you loved, or dates of great accomplishments. Many of these give us reason to celebrate or remember, to gather in community, and of course, to eat cake!
There are plentiful saying involving numbers:
third times a charm, lucky seven, click you heels together three times, a picture is worth a thousand words, a stitch in time saves nine, back to square one, baker’s dozen, catch 22, I’m on cloud nine, double whammy, dressed to the nines, fifteen minutes of fame, goody two-shoes, the nth degree, the whole nine yards, the third degree, three sheets to the wind, twenty-three skidoo, two cents worth, and two head are better than one.
I’m sure it must because numbers show the passing of time, and time is precious to us. I don’t know why it is that sometimes I feel time going by so fast and sometimes it drags. I much prefer the drag. It seems like the school year just ended and I had the whole summer before me with lists of things I wanted to get done. Right. Suddenly it is July and my list has gotten longer. I’ve been busy, no doubt, but not necessarily with the things I had in mind to be busy with.
There is much still to do before brick and mortar school begins again in five weeks, and I’ve set my mind to get them done. Today, clouds and cold rain, is a good day to begin again. I’m back to square one and ready to accomplish a double whammy to the nth degree with shouts of twenty-three skidoo, just because.