My favorite number of all time is three. The number three has a lot of significance to it: the Holy Trinity, “the third time’s the charm,” there are three parts of a Greek ode, etc. And I was born on a 3rd. It’s just a neat number. Three is a good amount of cookies to eat. A genie will grant you three wishes if you have the good fortune to meet one.
My other favorite numbers are 7, 13, 14, 17, 20, 44, 88, 133, and the mysterious 318.
I don’t know if you have something like this, but I always seem to see the number 318 everywhere. It forced itself into my life and made itself my lucky number. If I look at the clock, it’s 3:18. If I get change back when I’m buying something, it’s $3.18. I see it on bar codes, on the TV, and when I happen to glance at the mileage on my car – or the word count on a document. It just shows up constantly and I’m not sure if it’s coincidence or if the number is trying to tell me something. The same thing happens to my dad with the number 911 – although that has obvious negative connotations.
I know this all sounds very superstitious. I’m not normally superstitious, but numbers have an odd significance to me. When I was younger, I would personify numbers. Three was fat and happy. Seven was like royalty because it stands up nice and straight. Four was organized and neat. And any three-digit number with ones as the first and last digits (121, 151, etc.) was very religious – I’m not sure why. I was a weird kid, what can I say? I was also into making up codes where A=1, B=2, all the way up to Z=26. It was a pretty cool amusement.
So… do you have any favorite numbers? Or numbers that show up all the time in your life?