100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Eight

I’ve always been fascinated with numbers. From a young age, I was drawn to them and what they represented. Now, many years later, I still notice numbers, regardless of when and where they appear. Today reminded me of my fascination with numbers and their possible meaning.

Today I rolled into the McDonald’s drive-thru for my to-go breakfast while heading to work. I noted that the truck in front of me had a “23” as a part of the four-digit numerical suffix. For those who are unaware, the number has special meaning for me and I am always looking for its appearance as a sign I’m on the right path. I even decided to take a picture of it for my records.

When I was pulling into the school parking lot, the car in front of me, driven by a school employee, had the numerical suffix 8384. If you add those four numbers together, you once again have a 23. Just as with the previous siting at the drive-thru, this was a sign to me that, at least for today, I was on the right path.

Our school football team had a game scheduled for today and the players were wearing their game jerseys in class. In one class, I noted that one jersey number, 21, was half of the other player’s jersey number, 42. Soon thereafter, I added the to numbers together and got 63, which is my age. Upon further pondering, I reminded myself that I was in my forth-second year of teaching, which corresponded to jersey 42. Once again, I thought this was so neat that I decided to take a picture of the two jerseys side-by-side.

What does it all mean, this fascination of mine? Some might call it an odd obsession and I’m okay with that. But if my spiritual journey has taught me that the Universe tries to give me confirmation that I’m on the right path, what better vehicle to use with a former math teacher than numbers? From the numerical “coincidences” that I noticed today, I came to the conclusion that, at least for today, in the time and space I was in, I was exactly where I was supposed to be. I’ve learned not to question what is brought before me and I’m convinced there’s a lot more going on in this Universe than might be noticed by many.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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