Thursday, February 22, 2007
The Number 23
In a weird coincidence (only for me) the Jim Carrey movie "The Number 23" comes out tomorrow - on my birthday - February 23. In the film, his character becomes obsessed with the mysterious workings of this number in a book that seems to be about his own life.
Of course, numbers are simply an abstract tool that can be used describe and relate anything in the realm of human experience. The "mystical" connections and coincidences that people find when they manipulate numbers are just that, arbitrary connections formed in the human mind. If you fixate on any number or letter, guess what? You'll see it everywhere and swear there must be a deeper relationship there! Just like Jim Carrey is doing now in real life.
I'm posting this today, since tomorrow I'll hopefully be busy seeing the movie and celebrating another year of life in this wild & wacky world. Anyway, more on the amazing number 23...