Friday, March 14, 2014

The Power and Persuasion of Numbers

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Tonight I am watching a most intriguing psychodrama starring Jim Carrey entitled "The Number 23."  It is a strange tale about a man who becomes obsessed with the number 23 and manages to find a connection between that number and almost everything in his life.  I was born on the 23rd of the month and always considered that to be my lucky number, so I have my own flimsy connection to the movie.

But something else happened today that also has he thinking about numbers.  I drive to town (a distance of two or three miles) once a day for an iced tea and to pick up whatever items that have made it onto my shopping list for the day.   This afternoon I made two stops.  The first was at a lumber yard where I purchased four screws, a small container of putty, and a plastic putty knife.  The total cost of my acquisitions was six dollars and nineteen cents - tax included.

My second stop was at Casey's General Store - the midwestern equivalent of Circle K.   There I bought my large iced tea, a hot ham and cheese sandwich, and one Missouri Lotto ticket.  The total cost, including tax?  Six dollars and nineteen cents.

Then I went home.

Other than probably needing to play that number in some lottery game, I am at a loss as to what this strange coincidence means.  Nothing?  Perhaps.   But it might possibly be the key to a psychic portal whose purpose is to lead me into a wild adventure or piles of wealth.  It could also have something to do with Juneteenth, the celebration of the day that the emancipation of slaves was announced in Texas:  June 19, 1865.

Fortunately, the numbers six and one and nine do not add up to twenty-three.  If they did, I would probably go hide under the bed!

1 comment:

Xobekim said...

Except that adding the two $6.19 together yields $12.38; at the core of which is your 23!