Somehow I have had over 1000 views on this blog. I’m sure at least half have to be someone other than me. Not sure if thats good or bad. I dont really see numbers in the same light any more. They used to have the power to bestow elation, fear, disappointment, hope, satisfaction, guilt, or even the classic ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ numbers ie 999 = bad. 1000= good, 1001=bad etc. It is rather refreshing to see a number, be it pounds in the account, pounds of my body or calories in juice, the numbers aren’t emotionally charged any more in the same way. Oh look that packet of chocs has 22% cocoa..that’s nice to know…oh look in that shop I need a 10 but a 6 in that one. How strange. Ah I see that the scale number moved / didn’t move…I xan change my diet if necessary but it’s no panic, no obsession, no blame, basically just a lack of irationality around numbers. Woohooo. My mortgage used to drive me crazy. I couldn’t get it to be a ‘good’ number ever, but now I dont care as long as it’s deflating!
Ah freedom. How did you creep up on me? I don’t know. Some wisdom from many sources has planted itself in my mind and grown a hedge to shield me from obsession :).
Dont get me wrong, some numbers still feel better than others. I think I’ll always have a penchant for a good prime number 😛