Friday, August 8, 2008
I usually don't get too excited about these kinds of things, but I just now decided it was necessary to stop and note that today is August 8 2008. 8-8-08.
I think I first became partial to the number 8 from the classic and melancholy song Figure 8 from Multiplication Rock (sung by Blossom Dearie). It was my favorite as a kid. I loved it because it was so thoughtful and solitary and because she was ice-skating outside in winter, which was like some fantasy to a kid growing up in Southern California.
Later when I considered a name for my zine, I thought about how my large hourglass figure was like an 8 and I liked that that brought up images of the ice-skating song. In that song she mentions how a figure 8 on it's side is the sign for infinity, which made me like it for the name of the zine even more. Also, I liked how it made me think of the word configurate.
Also, note-worthy on this 8th day of the 8th month in the 8th year is that yesterday was my 8th year anniversary at my job. This summer marks 8 years since I moved to the Portland area. I was worried moving here. I left a pretty nice life in the Bay Area, but I just felt like I needed to and I am so glad I did. I feel like I found my real self here. And I fell in deep love with a great guy.
So, here is to the number 8! Thanks for the nice things with 8's on them. Thanks for being "a circle that turns round upon itself."
Posted by PonyBoy Press at 5:42 PM
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i love the number 8 too - what's not to love? and the hourglass figure! also a fave! happy 8/8/08...
You might like this article from the Seattle Times about the luck of the number 8.
I liked hearing the story of how you named your zine. :)
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