"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Sunday, February 28, 2010

123 N - U - M - B - E - R - S 456

I have a weird love for NUMBERS.

 Photo courtesy of : jontintinjordan

Each number has it's own "personality" to me. Each one invokes memories ~ good or bad.

#1 ~ Simple, solitude, pure.
#2 ~ For me - Conflict, disharmony - reminds me of my 2 year battle with cancer/treatment.
#3 ~ Divine, magical, sensuous. (One of my most favorite numbers.)
#4 ~ Sturdy, strong & brave.
#5 ~ Possibility, mystery.

Photo courtesy of: Laineys Repertoire

In school I absolutely LOVED math! Trigonometry, geometry & algebra - OH MY! In my quest for vintage treasures, I am always finding & buying old arithmetic books, game pieces with numbers on them, rulers & math flashcards.

I love to COUNT! Do you ever do that? Do you have "rituals" that involve numbers & counting? Some of mine are :

* Counting as I brush my teeth to make sure I spend at least 30 seconds on each quadrant of my mouth.
* Everything must end with an ODD number.....or be tuned to an ODD number.....or be collected/arranged/grouped/displayed in ODD numbers.
* Counting as I exercise, counting objects as I pass them or observe them.
* I am most comfortable when things are lined up, neat & orderly ~ MEASURED ~ everything in it's place.....but it is rarely actually like that in "real" life.
* I measure out my food now.
* When making art I have been known to "measure" things to make sure they are "just right". Example: Is the border on that card exactly 1/4" all the way around?

Yes....I am just this side of being "A Beautiful Mind" or Obsessive Compulsive I know.

And now.......my FAVORITE NUMBER.......

It's the PERFECT number for me!
I was born on the 27th of January and.....
3 x 3 x 3 (or 3 cubed) = 27!!!!! (3 being my 2nd favorite number.)



  1. This is a bit complicated for me, I am keen on Angels thou, just like you, cheeers from New Zealand Marie

  2. How interesting!

    I have to say I hated math in school and kind of tiptoe around it to this day.

    However, I have been both a custom picture framer and a graphic designer, and numbers figure big-time in both of those. Things MUST be equal, lined up, positioned just right etc. I can see immediately if something is not placed perfectly! So maybe I love numbers more than I thought!