You don’t have to be good at mathematics to be a numerologist. Nor do you have to be an actuarial scientist. You only need a passion for numbers. Numbers are magical. Where did their shapes even come from in the first place? And why did Roman Numerals change into the kind of numbers with which we are now familiar? I imagine a different message probably needed sending as times modernised and it became more effective to use numbers, than numerals. Or – the world as it was known to be came to an end and when the new futures were spliced together to recreate the sheer wonder of what had been before there was a slight miscalculation that led to an unexpected over-convergence. When you have that kind of unexpected overlap in time the strangest things can happen. Like food falling from the sky and turning into fishes, for instance.
The odd numbers are my favourite numbers. Even numbers are fine when they come in pairs, otherwise they are best left to their own devices. Odd numbers have more zeitgeist, for example, than even numbers do. They embrace their sharp edges, their inconventional un-matchedness. Through natural selection, an odd number cannot be superstitious or obsessive-compulsive. They can, however, be incredibly particular when it comes to their presentation and their representation. You cannot get an odd number wrong. There is a reason that it is odd to begin with. Whether it is or isn’t a good reason is not the question. The question is whether or not the even numbers can count.
The Fibonacci Sequence is the mapping of an actual pattern, a wavelength clearly in motion, since for numbers there is no infinity. Neither is there an end in sight for a nautilus or a golden spiral. The ratio of one number to another – in that sequence – is perfect. And yes, perfect does exist. It has to in some dimensions. Like this one in which we currently find ourselves. For instance, if a parachute is not packed perfectly on earth, it will not open the right way for you when you need it to break your fall. It is best to understand that, if you will delegate to another the packing of your parachute.
First impressions do count. They are, in fact, seminal. If you are the sort of person that is able to look others in the eyes then whether or not they return your question becomes immaterial. Fear often prevents eye-contact. Respect, too. However, I would suggest that meeting another’s gaze – even for a few moments – will do you and them, wonders. In a case of respect, looking down after saying hello will demonstrate humility. And yes, humility is very important in a world like this. That does not ever mean you need to feel ‘lesser’ or be subservient to any other being, or put their opinions or needs above yours. Yours – are as important as the man’s standing next to you.
Impressions are what is left behind, as such. You can recall a strong impression in minute detail if you concentrate. First impressions are like red wine-stains – they take some washing out. Some may even remain forever. Like scars. Or blood. Blood – when you have seen enough of it – always makes an impression. A deep one. A voice makes an impression. The way a smell makes an impression. One that can last a lifetime, in fact. And some lives are very, very long.
When Alice first hit Wonderland she noticed the pea that had been sleeping under her mattress for the past months. The pea apologised profusely for the bruises she had caused Alice and they went to make an impression. They thought the best place for that would be at the palace of the Queen(s) of Heart. They were right. Fortunately, the pea made it into one of the Queen’s delicious soups and Alice was invited to partake of the fare. She saved the pea and sent the Old Queen into orbit. That is the way Alice works.
Numbers have their uses, as do people. Not all numbers, mind you. There are those that are best left to add themselves up and cancel themselves out of the equation. There is power in numbers. Some. It depends upon which numbers come before others, which numbers remain invisible. There are always those numbers which will remain invisible and that is for a reason. Superstition, for example, is one reason. Greed is another. Greed is particularly effective at hiding its truths.
When there is serious work that needs doing – as is generally the case in an everyday on planet earth – the most practical way to get that work done is to use numbers. There is capacity in numbers – the higher the number, the greater its capacity. Many hands make light work. We have all heard that at one time or another and some of us took heed when we did. That recall will not go to waste. No cliché ever does.
You are either a numbers person or you are not. That is for you to establish very early on in your life career. You can become a numbers person when you know some simple mental arithmetic, i.e. one plus one equals three. Until you can make that add up, you will find that the more tenacious aspects of life will proceed to challenge your understanding of who and what you are. Like the Bermuda Triangle challenges the rational in mankind. Everything has its time and its place to be – or not to be – whether or not it is tangible, visible to the naked eye. Just because you believe that you cannot see something, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. It is. You just have to know how to open your eyes. Unfortunately mental arithmetic cannot help you with sightlessness.