I’ve Got 5 On It

As I sat down to write my 5th blog of 60 today, it suddenly occurred to me that today is also the 18th! 1 + 8 =9. I already wrote a very important blog about the number 9; but everyone knows that 9 goes with 5, the way the Dolly Parton goes with Lilly Tomlin and Jane Fonda! So there it is again: 5! What does it mean?

I asked the wise and all-knowing internet to enlighten me. As it turns out, “The spiritual meaning of number Five deals with travel, adventure, and motion. With the highs that come with these attributes, Fives also carry instability and unpredictability, and radical changes.”

Did you know that if you mix ketchup with sriracha and add just a little bit of horseradish, it taste just like cocktail sauce? I discovered this completely by accident. Pretty amazing though.

It also turns out that, “when Five continues to pop up in your life be prepared for some action, like a trip. Remember, trips aren’t all necessarily taken physically. Some of the best journey’s are taken in the mind and spirit.”

Hmm, so perhaps we need to go on a little shamanic journey today. Ok, everyone close your eyes. Damn, that won’t work. Umm, what now?

Apparently the number 5 also means grace. My mom’s name is Grace. Does this mean I should take a trip to visit my mother?

Five is also the number of harmony and balance. It is the symbol of the Man-God by the five wounds of Christ on cross. It is also associated to man in general (2 + 3) having an unstable character of duality, 2, in spite of his divinity, 3.

Five is found on the human body: the five fingers of the hand and feet, the five senses (touch, taste, sense of smell, hearing and the sight), the five members (two arms, two legs and the head), the five bones forming the metacarpus, the metatarse and the brain-pan, etc. Five is considerated as the mediator between God and the universe, and is regarded as a symbol of the universe. And Five is a symbol of divine will and a symbol of perfection for the Mayans.

In short, 5 is bad-ass, and means a little bit of everything. Just by reading this blog, you are receiving the blessings of The Great Five Majestic Celestial Unicorns.

In conclusion: get yourself a Five Dollar Foot-long, and whatever else you need from the Five & Dime; drive five miles out of town, listening to a little Ben Folds Five, and at 5pm take five minutes to leave me a five word comment on this fifth blog. Thankyaverymuch.

Hi five!
Eliot

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8 Responses to I’ve Got 5 On It

  1. Gordon Nash says:

    The Digits in the Mayan number system which is almost base 20 (it incorporates 18 and therefore 360 too) are actually built of a base 5 number system. Each digit in fact represents the fingers on a hand or foot. Same thing goes with when we count by hash marks and put a line through very group of five.

    • eliotjames says:

      Thanks Gordon. I always learn something from your comments. It’s as if you’re writing the footnotes to my blog.

  2. Gilda Sue says:

    ‘ll be honest with you, hon. I was confused with “the 5th blog of 60,” so there wasn’t much hope for me when I got to “metacarpus.”
    Did you write 60 blogs today? And where are they? Or is it 11 (as in 5+6=11) that I should be paying attention to? 11, or “pi” as it’s sometimes known, is like the long, twiggy legs of a super-model, like the hip and friendly peace sign (the one you make with your fingers not the one you spray paint on bridges), like The Olsen Twins, but more important, 11 is the actual number of licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie-roll tootsie pop. In any case, it’s a tad baffling, but lovely in it’s own way. Much like yoursel–
    Wait.
    Did you say five words?

  3. Everything is just so amazing.

  4. Topics to blog about maybe if you run out of ideas.

    When did you move to Atlanta?
    Why? Maybe you already blogged about that but that wouldn’t matter; it would still count.

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