Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I was thinking about it to myself when I spied a house number, 2112, and realized it is a palindrome. A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction.
My sequence of 26 posts is not a palindrome, but the whole idea of different combinations, lucky and unlucky ones, numbers that read the same in both directions, repeating numbers, fascinates me. I'm superstitious to a certain degree, and I realized that I had to find out what 26 means in numerology. Not much, actually; it's the 2 + 6 = 8 that seems more important to numerologists. In doing a little research, I realized that I am actually more interested in mirror images, like palindromes. I have long considered my lucky number to be 11, which is one. Dates are often palindromes, the last one having been January 2, 2010, or 01/02/2010. The next one will be November 2, 2011, or 11/02/2011. Is this interesting to you as well?
Just a little teaser before I let you go: are you aware of some of the cute phrases that are palindromes, such as "Was it a rat I saw?" or "Dammit, I'm mad!" Aren't they fun?