There’s something solid and satisfactory about the number 44. It’s a far cry from 37, which always has a shifty look, though clearly lacks the gravitas of 88. Having said that, if I pull my belt tighter I can do a passable imitation of the number 8. I wouldn’t know where to start with imitating the patrician number 4.
After writing that paragraph I looked up numerology. It doesn’t say much about the personality of numbers, though does talk a lot about 888, which is a happy number and is also known as the Jesus Number. It is a fine number from many points of view, including my favourite, that it looks like my grandmother and her two sisters standing side by side. They don’t mention that in the Wiki entry, though they do say that it reads the same back to front and upside down. All in all, I like it, but I’m not sure if it’s a number I have much use for in everyday life.
I’m not sure what number I’m going to use for 1st January 2023. It could be 366 I suppose, in which case 888 will fall on 6th June 2024. On the other hand that’s a lot of counting, so I may have to rethink. I hadn’t thought about what happens in Year 2 when you start using numbers for titles.
We are having steak tonight. We traditionally have steak for Valentine’s Day but tomorrow I am going to the Numismatic Society of Nottinghamshire for a talk on the Smith’s Banking Family of Nottingham. Julia, for some reason, turned down my invitation to come to the talk and have a bag of chips on the way home. I’m just hoping I can stay awake through the whole talk now she won’t be there to prod me in the ribs.
I can just imagine Julia’s expression upon being asked out for a Valentines date at the Numismatic Society of Nottinghamshire for a talk on the Smith’s Banking Family of Nottingham.
I think I redeemed myself by coming home with cake. 🙂
A hilarious last paragraph
Thank you Derrick. I am now home, having managed to stay awake through the entire hour, some of which was quite interesting, despite my cynicism.
I have never heard of happy number or Jesus number. You find a lot of interesting things to present to readers!
It was all new to me too. A wander through Wiki or Google is often educational, though often a great thief of time too.
Some people’s lack of appreciation of the finer things of life is hard to fathom.
This is true. Though it took me years to get her to marry me, we have known each other over 40 years and I have only just discovered this side of her character. Women truly are a mystery.
I have never understood numerology. The idea of ascribing personalities to numbers is an interesting one. I can see it with four– four-square, four winds, four chair legs, etc.
Just my opinion on numbers – I imagine serious followers of numerology would be very annoyed by my comments.
I hope not. 😉
🙂 Me too, though you can never be sure . . .