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One Way or Another

Sherman, set the WABAC Machine for the early 80s…

Sue and I are exploring Balboa Park. A small gallery beckons and we enter. Paintings dot the walls, each signed in an odd manner (below the artist’s signature are six digits). A few minutes later we figure it out.

I don’t remember the artist’s name but I do remember those numbers…

I would love to thank the artist. He/she gave me the means to link dates and events in a memorable way. You see, I’m one of those people who remembers numbers far more clearly than names. (I’m truly pitiful at names; I claim to suffer from name-nesia.) This blog was triggered by that artist’s gift. Check out the first post if you don’t believe me.

011110 is a cool little palindrome. It’s also today’s date.

And I’ll remember this for a long time…

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Note: Check the 1221 update here and the article referenced in the 0102 update.

Yes, this may seem a meaningless post. Humor me. Those born on 050555 are known to meander into seemingly senseless numeric musings from time to time. 😉

Binary Illusions

011010: What a cool binary date. Reminds me of…

Perhaps to fill the vacuum, that nature does abhor
The story chose this vessel, to be its metaphor
Dueling with the either-or, in land of right or wrong
I, gray matters of the heart, cross common censor’s song
Rhythm technicolors in, the lines that drew this hint
Rock and roll with punches thrown, anger isn’t it
Dream Yet Complete

Yeah, as the above and BlindEye attest, I’m not a fan of black and white answers to complex questions. It’s not that I lack conviction (though sometimes I do lack conviction), it’s that complex questions usually require more consideration than our polarized society is willing to tolerate.

While this might not make me popular, it just might help me be more useful in the ongoing struggle to preserve our habitat and our civilization.

On this same topic, I saw Avatar for the third time last night and saw allegories I’d not considered during the first two viewings. I’ll be exploring these alternate interpretations soon.

Tomorrow I’ll explain why 011010 is only the second coolest date this week… from my quixotically unique POV.