For a mathematician, a number can be whole, an integer, rational, irrational, real, or imaginary. I may have missed a few others. For the rest of us, living in the physical world, numbers can only be good or bad. We’re always in search of the right number. It’s pretty simple. Say for example, you’ve got a million in the bank. One could safely assume, irrespective of the type of currency, that’s probably good. But, if your blood work indicates you have a million platelets; a million might not be so good.
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
For a traveler, we come across numbers every day. A trip starts with a number. How much do you have in your bank account before a trip. How much after? How many days of leave will your boss grant you? How many places would you be able to visit? How many people will you meet? And for some reason, if you choose to blog about any of it; how many will choose to follow, comment, and like?
Two. That’s the first number that comes to my mind. It’s in the name of our blog. It’s the reason we stand, run, or walk. And, it’s why, we have two hands — free to pick, hold, grasp, and touch.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Six. That’s roughly how tall Basil is in feet. And that’s why, this cave never fails to impress.
Eighteen. Multiply that by 1000 (ft). That’s how high we’ve been. Sometimes, I wonder if we have any right — to be there. The human body doesn’t always do well at such high altitudes. It’s the highest motorable pass, some claim. At that height, when your heart is beating as fast as it is, and each breath can be a task; you don’t think of claims. You’re happy to see what’s around you. Or, what you’ll get to see, even if you’re not.
Coincidentally, that’s also the number of years back I met Basil.
One Fifty Million (km). That’s the average distance between the earth and the sun. Everyday, when the sun rises, it gives us reason to make a new start. And when it sets, it gives us hope; there’s always tomorrow.