Tuesday, June 06, 2006

6/6/6 & 7

I noticed when I filled in a form today that it was the 6th of the 6th of the 6th. The Omen remake is out today. I've never seen it but remember a friend of ours seeing such a likeness in our daughter to Damien that he checked under her hair to see if 666 was written on her scalp.

Today I went to Hackney to check out a Red Cross open day for prospective volunteers. I especially liked the: Seven Fundamental Principles

  • HUMANITY
  • IMPARTIALITY
  • NEUTRALITY
  • INDEPENDENCE
  • VOLUNTARY SERVICE
  • UNITY
  • UNIVERSALITY

Proclaimed in Vienna in 1965, the seven Fundamental Principles bond together the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, The International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. They guarantee the continuity of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and its humanitarian work. In a world with increasing isolation, tension and recourse to violence, it is clear that the Red Cross Red Crescent must champion the individual and community values which encourage respect for other human beings and a willingness to work together to find solutions to community problems.

I thought of the 7 Commandments of Animal Farm which were eventually reduced to the final...

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL

but if not treated so end up with the addition

...BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

And why does 7 present itself so often...

seven wonders of the world

the seven seas

the seven deadly sins

the seven daughters of Atlas in the Pleiades

the seven ages of man

the seven levels of hell

the seven primary colors

the seven notes of the musical scale

the seven days of the week

Maybe it's because of what Miller describes as how many chunks of information we can store in our short term memory .....7+-

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