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12:56 AM

Eight Is The Number

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For those who follow Major League Baseball, the only number that matters is now 8. It's early Tuesday morning, August 28th, and while my daughter will be registering for 7th grade in the morning, the real reason I can't sleep is that the number is now 8.

Oh, and Mom, did you read what Sully wrote to you, here?

And not a mention, by anyone, of my earing?

Oh, and guess what, I got new glasses!



Taken with my iMac's video cam, using Photo Booth, so I understand the quality is pretty grainy. But it was a wholly improvised thought, and now I'm back to dreaming of 8, lovely figure 8.


Figure eight as double four,
Figure four as half of eight.
If you skate, you would be great
If you could make a figure eight.
That's a circle that turns 'round upon itself.

One times eight is two times four.
Four times four is two times eight.
If you skate upon thin ice,
You'd be wise if you thought twice
Before you made another single move.

One times eight is eight, two times eight is 16,
Three times eight is 24, four times eight is 32,
And five times eight is 40, you know.

Six times eight is 48, seven times eight is 56,
Eight times eight is 64, nine times eight is 72,
And ten times eight is 80, that's true.

Eleven times eight is 88, and twelve times eight is 96.
Now, here's a chance to get off
On your new math tricks.
'Cause twelve times eight is the same as
Ten times eight plus two times eight
80 plus 16 ... ninety-six!

One times eight is eight, two times eight is 16,
Three times eight is 24, four times eight is 32,
And five times eight is 40, you know.

Figure eight as double four,
Figure four as half of eight.
If you skate, you would be great,
If you could make a figure eight.
That's a circle that turns 'round upon itself.

Place it on its side and it's a symbol meaning
Infinity...

9 Comments:

LT said...

OK 8 rocks but those glasses!! LOVE THEM!!!!! wow!! you look awesome!!! fantastic!!! and for you stu - GO 8!!!! xxoo

LT said...

oh yea - and nice earring - love hoops on men...

Barbara said...

No comment

DAD said...

The mets are a lock. We don't need to count.
I do love your poetry.
The glasses are great. Do you have to wear them all the time or only to read?
I think the ear ring is awesome. It is time we men "dressed up"
dad

Suldog said...

Yes, Stu... 8!!!

Suldog said...

Hmmmmmmm... 7.

Stu said...

I don't mention odd numbers, or numbers day to day, just the occasions for real in-the-moment joy. If Opening Day was every day, well, what's the point?

cherylann said...

My three year old loves that song. She's a big fan of Schoolhouse Rock. Love the glasses!

Trudy Mark said...

What does 8 mean?. Are you going to a game? I do love your poetry and your glasses. They look great on you. What kind of earring is it? I remember when you first wore earrings. Your Mom (on Dad's email)

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