Do you have a favorite number? Mine is twelve. I always think of it as the “betwixt number” because of the change it brings. The twelfth month falls at the end of the year, hovering on the cusp of a new one. 12:00 PM ushers in noon, midnight paves the way for a burgeoning new dawn. Twelve is a magical number in my opinion.
Today I’m sharing some interesting facts about the “number of cosmic order” as I visit with Christine Warner on her blog.
If you’d like to learn more about this very special number, please join us here.
In the meantime, I’d love to know what your favorite number is. Please share! Is there a reason why it resonates with you?
I tend to use a lot of fives in my writing, scenes with five characters, five incidents in a series, five options for the characters next move, things like that. I think five creates a kind of asymmetrical tension, rather like the “extra beat” in Dave Brubeck’s Take Five pushes the listener into the next bar. I also read once that five is the most objects that human beings will visualize as separate objects, when six or more things are described in a scene the natural tendency is to “see” them in groups instead of distinctly.
Interesting about how people visualize, Misha. I hadn’t stopped to consider, but I can see where six would automatically have someone visualizing in groups. I love learning about numbers. I used to favor the number five as a teen and for the longest while considered it my favorite. Definitely an interesting number the way you describe it. Thanks for commenting!
I don’t think I have a favourite, but 12 sounds great so maybe I’ll go with that in the future. 🙂
I love the picture at the top of this post.
12 is a good number to go with. I’ll vouch for it 🙂
I thought the pic was lovely too…it really works for the “magic” of twelve!
I agree with Emma, the picture is stunning.
Thanks, Sheri. I love it too! 🙂
7 is my favourite number. But I also have back-up favorite numbers. LOL. Yep, that’s 3 and then 4. And what do you know, 3 + 4 = 7. See, seven makes a great favorite number. There are also seven days in the week. I think that says it all. 🙂
Seriously though, I love the idea of having 12 as a favourite number, but I better stick with 7. I don’t want to dump number 7. But 12 is looking good now that I’ve heard your reason for making it your favourite, Mae.
Hey, Joanne, I like the way your favorite number is the sum of your back-up favorite numbers. How cool is that?
Nice to know you have a new appreciation of 12 too 🙂