July 1st, 2007 by Sonja

Here’s a fun fact about me:  I love patterns.  I love to find patterns in the way things move and the way people do things.  I love to find patterns in numbers.  I am always and forever on the search for patterns.  It is perhaps the one constant in my life.  An early example of this is that a best friend’s phone number was 229-0108.  Or, because we didn’t have to dial the first two numbers, it was 90108.  My grandmother’s zip code was 01089 and I could always remember both because the 9 just changed positions.  It was over 30 years ago, neither my best friend nor my grandmother have lived with those numbers for any of those 30 years, but I can still remember the numbers.  If I weren’t a Jesus follower, I would probably be heavily into numerology.  After my love affair with numbers, I discovered that people and the way the interact with other people could be described into patterns.  Those patterns are not as easily observed, nor are they as distinct, nor as rigid.  But still those patterns are there.

In a few days we have an auspicious date on the calendar.  July 7, 2007 or 07.07.07.  Or 7-7-7.  Now the number 7 seems to be something that is good in the Bible … it’s mentioned often in terms of forgiveness and jubilee.  I wonder if good things might happen on that day.  On the other hand, last year we had, June 6, 2006 or 06.06.06.  Or 6-6-6 which is sometimes associated with bad things in the Bible and nothing bad happened on that day.  So, I’m probably overreaching.  But it would be fun to have a day in which wonderful things happened.  A day of jubilee.  It is, however, a random day, assigned a number by a monk over a thousand years ago.  So, really, while it means something to us, it doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of life, the universe and everything.

6 Responses  
  • Paul writes:
    July 2nd, 20079:44 amat

    maybe we all should all listen to Lou Reed sing about a perfect day :)

  • doug writes:
    July 2nd, 200712:17 pmat

    I think it is a great day to listen to the 77’s… I will be listening to the 7’s ALL DAY on 7/7/7
    WOO HOO!!!

  • aBhantiarna Solas writes:
    July 2nd, 200712:29 pmat

    OMG … I should have known you’d have something FUN to on 7-7-7. LOL … 😉

  • kate writes:
    July 2nd, 20073:38 pmat

    I’m kind of looking forward to, and cringing at the idea of, finding out what our ‘New Wonders of the World,’ as determined by online votes, shall be. (have you heard about this?)

  • aBhantiarna Solas writes:
    July 2nd, 20074:42 pmat

    Yep … heard about it AND voted on it several months ago. I think it was last October or so. I thought it was pretty neat.

  • Calacirian » Happy 2 to Me writes:
    July 7th, 20078:45 amat

    […] The other day I unwittingly wrote a post about the significance of 07.07.07 to the world … or not. Then I was browsing through my blog (her)story and came to the rather startling discovery that whether or not this date is significant to God, life the universe or anything … it’s significant to me. It’s my blog anniversary. My second. So, happy 2 to me. […]

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