Eight is the number of candles that were on the birthday cake last night. Eight Hanukkah candles, used mainly due to the fact that they are tall, lasting, and werethe only thing in the house. The added strangeness is that 44 come in a box, even numbered, oddly coloured, difficult to light for some reason. Eight candles on a birthdaycake, brought to the dining room table, the lights out, a chorus of “Happy Birthday”being sung off key, but with meaning. Then you close your eyes, make a wish, and blow with all your might.
As with all things, it was done on whimsy and little fore thought. But that’s not trueeither, in that everything is thought out, pondered over, considered, long before actionis taken. Expression of something into the world where everyone else can see it seemsto be nothing more than the proverbial ‘tip of the iceberg’, the vast body of the actionhidden below the water so to speak. Even the tiniest things that we do in our daily lives are rooted in something that took hold years if not decades before it happens.
Yet, there are those moments that occur that surprise even ourselves. We can spend our time pondering every little meaning, turn of the word, expression of a smile; missing the very thing that is unfolding in front of us. Subtlety is a well worn path, of a life accepted. Understatement, quiet, the ease of allowing the grass between ones toes, to be just that, grass touching toes. To manipulate and change others or things to be what they aren’t, is a destructive and fruitless game that adults love to play.
So I looked into this eight thing, numerology I guess they call it, the study of numbers fora mystical meaning, and this is what I found:
“The symbolism backing number Eight deals largely with business, success, and wealth. This is due to the fact that Eight represents continuation, repetition, and cycles. Such elements are seen in arenas where success is obtained simply because of dogged determination and repetition. Also, matters of business and wealth largelydepend on cycles to fulfill their manifestation. It’s like the snowball analogy: As it continues to roll, in gets bigger and bigger with each revolution. Eight represents that kind of momentum.”
Ahhhhh, success, business and wealth. We will see if that comes to pass. In many ways it already has, in all the right ways. And that wish for the coming year……