Call me psychic… I’m just betting that around the close of the tenth hour this morning everyone’s going to start gearing up for a moment’s pause – a collective commemorative break around eleven a.m.
Some of my more analytical friends will be waiting for 11:11 but no matter – lot’s of folks will be taking a second to mark a second in time. 11-11-11. Pretty significant.
Just like today – “Armistice Day - a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace
52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a”
Pretty significant. The end of World War I. What Presidents and parents and politicians alike all hoped was the end of the war to end all wars.
It’s not just another day off for bankers and postal workers nor is it just another day to get a jump on holiday shopping. The eleventh day of November was important.
Some say all those elevens aligning today is important too. Only happens every hundred years. I read where elevens are just very cool numbers and ran across a mathmatical formula even I will remember:
1,111,111 x 1,111,111 = 1,234,567,65I 4,321
I think President Wilson was on to something when it designated 11-11 a day to remember when war was forever ended, as he hoped it had been at the end of the first “big one.”
No matter how busy, preoccupied, or self-absorbed we might be, all of us can remember something as simple as a series of repetitive digits.
We have to.
And does 11-11-11 hold any other extraordinary significance? You know me, I think every day is magic – and all of them are important.