16 Apr 2011

THE MAGIC NUMBER THREE.

You know how it is - you break one cup, then another and another, one light bulb blows, then a second and then a third.Yes, all these things seem to happen in threes.

Not the worlds mot superstitious of people - apart from never putting an umbrella up in the house OR walking under a ladder OR putting my shoes on the table (oh that's one of Husband dearests) AND always throwing a pinch of spilt salt over my shoulder - it really does seem that things happen in threes and not just bad things either. But where and when did this belief start?

The answer honestly? I don't know and, though I'm told its all to do with the fact that we have this idea that things happen in threes, so we look for patterns where there are none, I'm personally beginning to believe it may have something to do with the number three being a somewhat significant number.

I mean when you think about it there's the triangle which of course has three sides and is said to be one of the the most pleasing shapes to the human mind AND then there is the fact that the number three plays such a significant role in many cultures and religions ......

For example, in ............

  • NORSE MYTHOLOGY: the three original beings,  Audhumla (the primordial cow), Ymir (the first giant), Búri (the first god as well as grandfather of Odin).
  • CHRISTIANITY: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • TAOIST:  the Great Triad (Heaven/Human/Earth).
  • BUDDHISM: the 'Triple Gem' (the Buddha), the Dhamma (the teachings) and the Sangha (the community of followers).
But then again, as my nana would say, I could be BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE.

Anyway, I witter, recently three good things came my way via the blogosphere.



I won a signed copy of THE DEMISE OF THE SOCCER MOMS, a novel of psychological suspense by Cathryn Grant who can be found at her  SURBURBAN NOIR site. Click HERE to read Dorte's review.

But not just that I also received The Versatile Blogger award from BLEEDING HEALER.



AND ......

An Amazon.com voucher from BOOKQUOTER with which I intend to purchase ............
WICKED by Gregory Maguire
PRISM by Faye and Aliza Kellerman.

Many thanks again to Cathryn, Bleeding Healer and BookQuoter.

6 comments:

joan said...

well done on your award and amazon vouchers
well deserved

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

congrats on your well deserved award and amazin vouchers.

...and you're so right about the "three thing".

have a great sunday!

big hugs!
betty xx

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oops i menat to say "amazon".

naida said...

good things come in threes then! happy reading.

Alexia561 said...

Congrats on your award! And I totally believe that both good and bad things come in threes!

GMR said...

Aw yes...the things happen in threes belief. Surprisingly enough it usually does...not that I believe that sort of thing... *-*
(congrats on the award and the books!)