To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Friday, December 28, 2001
The Power of 'S'even

I have a soft spot for the letter 'S' and the number 7. Where I got it from I'll never know, can only make inaccurate guesses.

My name starts with 'S' , to begin with. Also, the names of most people I know (Not counting those of my siblings, who have likewise been blessed with the auspicious initial).

I once asked a friend if he could offer any clues to explain my fascination. He came up with an interesting answer. 'S' has a softer ring to it, he said. Thank you.

Then there is the mysterious number Seven. No matter how much I dodge and dive, can't escape it. (Not that I've tried). I tell myself it's only a coincidence, the number cannot possibly have a will of its own, and then am suddenly struck with the thought: This must be the 777th time I've repeated these very same words to myself. Makes me wonder at this numerology thing.

Whatever the truth of it, there is a certain thrill in watching the number crop up when I most expect it to. To tell my friends "I know I'll be assigned seven" and to see their dumbstruck faces, when my prediction comes true.

I've just hit on an amazing fact. Consider this: the number 7 starts with the letter 'S'. Looks mighty deep to me, this entire business. Can't figure it out myself, can you??