Tuesday, July 15, 2008

power of three

My mom has always said that things tend to happen in threes. We seem to be on that wavelength this week.

One of my favorite math books discovered in our homeschooling journey (Michael S. Schneider's A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science), lists some quotes about three:

The Triad is the form of the completion of all things.

-Nichomachus of Greece

But every tension of opposites culminates in a release,out of which comes the "third." In the third, the tension is resolved and the lost unity is restored.

-Carl Gustav Jung

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

-Carl Gustav Jung

The One engenders the Two, the Two engenders the Three, and the Three engenders all things.

-Tao Te Ch'ing

A whole is that which has a beginning, middle, and end.


three ailments:

Salina - rash of hives on one shoulder, similar to Cody's from two weeks ago

Rafer Johnson - small wound on side of belly and boy does he dislike being the patient!

Mystic - took a pretty hard fall down the stairs

I have been busy with remedies, ointments, and vet consults - assisted by my husband, who came home yesterday and worked from here the rest of the day to help out. All are doing fine.

three lovely rides:

Keil Bay

Keil Bay again


three "just in the nick of times":

DE (diatomaceous earth) - was delivered in the nick of time - I was down to my last half-pound

Carb Guard - feed store was out but just as I was leaving the guy who usually loads me up came running out to say he had a bag

shavings - delivered 4 days late but before I had to go buy bags from the feed store

three nice surprises:

call about the Big Bay's kinesiology results

my husband's Netflix DVD, Lady in the Water

baby birds hatched out in the petunia basket

Schmidt writes:

Whenever there are three, as the three knights, three musketeers, three wise men, or three wishes, there is throughness, rebirth, transformation, and success.

Works for me!


Grey Horse Matters said...

Wow, that's a lot of three's in one day. I think my favorite trio would have been the riding 3's.

billie said...

I left out some that did not fit well into my list format!