Sunday, October 19, 2008

3 is a magic number

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Helen Keller (1880-1968) author and educator

faith, hope and charity are recognized as the the 3 theological virtues of christianity. the world would certainly be a much better place if all of us embraced the meaning of these 3 simple words.

as I look at the presidential candidates I believe that obama embraces the these 3 virtues the best. the obama campaign is using one of these virtues - hope - to empower and mobilize the citizens of these united states of apathy....

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1965) 16th US president

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)American 28th President of the

blind melon's version of 3 is a magic number - the music doesn't kick in until at least 3x3 seconds into the vid - there are other versions without the lag, but I like blind melon's rendition the best!

photo: autumn light cleveland heights, ohio october 2008


LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I like 3, but 8 is still my favorite number. A 3 always looks like a sliced 8 to me.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

There is definitely something magical about three - though I'm pretty keen on all "odd" numbers :-)
Here's for a lot more faith, hope and charity in our world.

Nan said...

That was wonderful! I'd never heard it. And I like your words very, very much. I like numbers, though I'm not a math whiz. Have you read Born on a Blue Day? The author is autistic and he talks about numbers a lot.

Saretta said...

Two is my favorite number, but I think 3 definitely has mystical power! In Italy they say it's the perfect number - the Trinity and all.

tut-tut said...

Obama does embody these. I love this post. It makes me feel hopeful.

Barbara said...

I've always thought of 3 as a magic number. As I get older, I especially like 3 because I can still always remember 3 things!

lettuce said...

great post kimy

where would we be, as humans, without hopes and dreams?