Friday, November 11, 2011


Today has been proclaimed Nigel Tufnel day - that is so funny, I think. Women on the verge of giving birth are hoping today is it. Of course very pregnant women hope every day is it.

We homo sapiens love numbers. Math is a universal language, yes? Because really today could be represented by any number. I'm sure the Mayans didn't think of this as 11.11.11. Or maybe they did - they were savvy with numbers as were the tribes of Arabia, China, and the knot typing tribes of the Andes mountains in South America. Math is so neat and tidy, at the beginning levels that is. 2 + 2 = 4. End of story. If only the rest of life were so simple.

I'm partaking of the One Day on Earth project in which video from every country, taken today, is gathered, after which, in a session of nearly never ending hell for the editors, they put the clips together. They made the same kind of documentary on 10.10.10. Asking everyone to participate is very Age of Aquarius, I love it!

The Tell continues to evolve. I'm thinking of it as a TV series now, staring Tamara Taylor as Vega. That would be perfect casting. I'm also trying hard to read Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarre as this book is supposed to be a classic spy novel. I'm struggling to enjoy it - maybe I'll get into it. I'm far more interested in historical accounts of the Cold War which I remember vividly from my childhood. We used to practice ducking and covering in our grade school classrooms. Really? Crouch down when the atomic bombs explode and all will be well? We were so naive then!

Happy 11.11.11. May your day be as lucky as the numerical sequence on the calendar. So may it be! Cheers.


mouse (aka kimy) said...

great post! i love numbers!!

how cool that you are participating in the one day on earth project! yikes i hope i didn't miss the documentary from last year i remember reading it was coming this fall or to check!!

last week i found out my next door neighbor was born july 7 1977 - 7/7/77! if only he was the 7th son but then a few house down lives a friend and she is the 7th child in her family and was also born 7/7 but in the 1960s.... oh and i might add she does have some gifts of premonition!

Merle Sneed said...

I plan to go about my business today and smile and nod at those who tell me their 11-11-11 stories.

Kerry said...

11-11-11 does have a lucky ring to it! Also a little boring, but whatever, I still like it.

Boy what a job going through all those videos! I think I would find it cool for about one week, and then my attention span would waver.

Have a great day, Reya!

The Bug said...

I remembered the spy novel that I read recently - it took me a little while to get into it, but I ended up enjoying it a lot: Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich. Here's the description:

Dr. Jonathan Ransom, world-class mountaineer and surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his beautiful wife, Emma, when a blizzard sets in. In their bid to escape the storm, Emma is killed when she falls into a hidden crevasse.

Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a remote railway station only to find himself in a life-and-death struggle for his wife’s possessions. In the aftermath of the assault, he discovers that his attackers—one dead, the other mortally wounded—were, in fact, Swiss police officers. More frightening still is evidence of an extraordinary act of betrayal that leaves Jonathan stunned.

Suddenly the subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin, Jonathan is forced on the run. His only chance at survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind the secret his wife kept from him and in stopping the terrifying conspiracy that threatens to bring the world to the brink of annihilation. Step by step, he is drawn deeper into a world of spies, high-tech weaponry, and global terrorism—a world where no one is whom they appear to be and where the end always justifies the means.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow. Yeah, I'm kind of stuck now because I don't know how to write the spy part, just the human part, of the story. I need a collaborator!