Sunday, January 01, 2006

the year of 06.06.06

Among other things, I'm happy that this year we celebrate the Christian bugaboo date of 6/6/6. It's a silly thing but I love number juxtapositioning. And it's amusing that humans sometimes think significant celestial or worldwide events are imminent just because we approach a certain the year 2,000, for example. Hello? We made up this calendar/time-marking system—we just pulled it out of our collective b.c.e. asses, people! How could our clumsy little after-the-fact system suddenly become a soothsayer?

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