Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I am a snake head eating the head on the opposite side

I read that early this morning, at two minutes and three seconds past one in the morning to be exact, the time and date were 01:02:03 04/05/06. For some reason that's really cool to me. I know that time is just an arbitrary construct, months and days and numbers are just applied by us humans, and that that particular second of time really has no intrinsic significance to speak of, but it's still cool.

I'm the kind of person who pays attention to the odometer on the car and notices when it's a palindrome, too. That's fascinating to me. I think I picked that habit up in Wyoming on looooong car trips when I had no car stereo (my first car was basically an engine, wheels and doors) to entertain me. I would play mental games with the odometer, trying to figure out when would be the next time a palindrome would occur, if there was some kind of pattern I could divine. I would do it with the mileposts and the exit numbers, too.

Maybe I should check out numerology. Or become an actuary.

Thanks for reading.


zachdb said...

Everytime I wrote the date down yesterday, a little thrill ran through me because it was 04/05/06. Someone had told me about the 01:02:03 04/05/06 thing too, but they claimed it would never happen again. Alas, it will happen every 100 years (give or take a few leap seconds, what with the planet's rotation slowing down and all... although oddly it may be speeding up again due to human activity - I kid you not).

Shaggy said...

Ouroboros (the snake eating itself): the ancient alchemy symbol representing the cyclical nature of things, eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. I love your blog. I've just started my own and would love for you to come visit it sometime.

The title of your post has inspired my next post. Thanks! -Shaggy

thptpth said...

Thanks, Shaggy! (You don't know how hard it was not to say "Ruh-roh, Rhaggy!")

How did you find my blog?

And I will be sure to check yours out post-haste.