Saturday, March 29, 2014

Significance or Serendipity?

On the train, Joe shows Flo a series of coincidences…

Joe: We departed Yoyogi  - that’s 6 letters, at 2:04. 2+0+4=6. Coincidence!

Flo: So?

Joe: It gets more amazing. Listen. We will arrive at Takadanobaba - 12 letters at 2:10. 2+10=12. A second coincidence!

Flo: So?

Joe: This is the way a numerologist navigates. Looks for coincidences. Could I plan on a future consulting job in this field do you think, or should I forget it?

Flo: I say forget it. Stick to knitting.


Stayed 2 years, 2 months, 2 days
Nevertheless, playing with numbers is not just the pastime of people wanting to get rich at winning a lottery or start a new career as a numerologist. Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods near Concord and stayed there for 2 years, 2 months and 2 days. Planned, or was it merely happenstance?

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