The Great Powers singed the Armistice of Versailles to end WWI on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Soldiers continued to fire artillery rounds after the deadline, but soon ceased the final bombardment. The repetitive numerology of 111 was most effective in stilling the disturbing cosmic vibration as the sequence signals a new life cycle.

Of course rationalists’ ridicule the power of numbers.

“Numbers are just numbers.”

But not to the 70,000 couples celebrating their weddings on July 7, 2007 in agreement with the greek philosopher Pythagoras designating 7 as a perfect number i.e. the sum of two prime numbers create another prime number. 3 + 4 = 7.

Some wedding planner received requests for the wedding vows at the 7th hour. A few happy couples must have gone for the full seven. The 7th minute of the 7th hour et al.

“C’mon lucky 7.”

This call can be heard at dice tables around the world.

Casino house managers can recognize a sucker bet years ahead and have promoted Lucky Seven trips to their gaming establishments in hopes that dice players will be unable to resist the siren call of seven, especially since you crap out on seven, if it comes up after the first roll.

Most brides are betting on their newlywed husbands will remember their anniversary thanks to 07-07. It’s another sucker bet. Men don’t remember birthdays. Especially once we’re over 50. Birthdays become days to forget.

Numerologists connect the number seven to these people and adjectives.

Philosopher, sage, wisdom seeker, reserved, inventor, stoic, contemplative, aloof, deep-thinker, introspective, spiritual, faith, esoteric, exotic, unusual, hidden, seeking perfection, ethereal, other worldly, enigma.

When I moved to New York in 1977, I didn’t think much about numbers, but my girlfriend’s ex- went crazy on numbers. The bearded hillbilly read significance into the millions of numbers floating around New York. He told me that his ex- never kissed him. I said maybe she didn’t like bears. He thought that was funny. I tried to get him a carpentry job. the first day he counted all the nails. The numbers added wrong and he walked off the job. In the end the onslaught of number overloaded his brain and he ended up living in a northern park of Manhattan much like the demented protagonist of THE CAVEMAN’S VALENTINE. Not a stitch of clothing and in a cave. He didn’t survive the winter.

Numbers can be that strong.

I don’t think seven in very lucky.

I’m a Red Sox fan.

Reggie Smith wore # 7

Mickey Mantle’s # was 7.

The BoSox lost three 7th games in the World Series.

1949. 1975. 1986.

My lucky number is 8.

At least according to http://www.spiritual-path.com/numerology.htm

And that number belonged to Carl Yastremski.

# 8

I thought I would have to wait until 08-08-2008 for getting married, but I got there before that.


And the number 8 had nothing to do with that.

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