Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Numbers Game

Today is my birthday and I'm thinking how these days measure the slot each human occupies in the empirical dimension. It's a mainstay in shaping a person's identity. One is that number. Exactly for one year. No argument.
People comply quite willingly. We even celebrate. It does seem to correlate with the physical progression of the body.

Each year gets a different digit, then digits, in a predictable well-ordered fashion. People's lives are organized, aren't they?

I seem to prefer the odd years. And that's odd.
This new one is odd.

So our earthly days are numbered. Is that logic? Is it arithmetic?

There's a neat little slot for one and all, precise and perfectly sequential.