Friday, November 11, 2011

One day at a time


By CHRIS MILLSPAUGH

Today's date is 11/11/11. It happens every century. The last time it happened was in 1911. Today is Veterans Day, signifying the World War I armistice, which went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Many are predicting that today at 11 minutes after 11 a.m. on this fateful date, a major "shift in consciousness" will occur. Too, early patrons at the Casino in Ketchum will experience the same shift with their opening beer of the day. But I digress.

These same foreseers are predicting a harmonic convergence, even a portal opening into a new dimension. How about that? Harmonic suggests to me music, which leads me to understand the movie "Spinal Tap" when lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel had all his amplifiers set on 11.

Now, about this portal opening—if there is one, I'd like to jump on the transporting conveyance and check out the new dimension. But if I don't encounter a new oneness and I find out it's the Fifth Dimension singing "The Age of Aquarius," I'll hop off that T-bar in a New York second.

Besides, I already have "oneness." I live alone in one cabin with one car and go to one job. There's no one involved but me. I am one. (Though if I gain any more weight, there may be twoness soon.)

So go ahead and marvel at your digital clocks this morning and take in the string of ones across its face. Unfortunately, my face will remain the same, and since it's a holiday and I have the day off, I'll probably be sleeping in at 11:11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 2011, totally unconscious.

Nice talking to you.

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Mr. Millspaugh lives in a log cabin and works in the forest.




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