Yesterday, I went to an discussion-and-book-signing event at Summit Executive Centre (www.summitchicago.com) for author Norb Vonnegut (www.norbvonnegut.com), who is releasing his second financial thriller, The Gods of Greenwich. I’d finished my business meetings early and headed over to the event, which gave me some uninterrupted time to talk with Norb, who had been a stock broker in New York with several name-brand companies before starting his second act as a full-time author. His is an inspiring transition, especially his ability to use the “characters” from his business life as fodder for his novels.
After a pleasant chat with Norb and a sincere agreement to keep in touch on writing matters, I spotted Ginger across the room. Of all the people who read my blog, Ginger is seemingly one of the most supportive via “liking” and posting comments. “One of my favorite things about your blog is how you write about the spiritual journey you are on,” she commented to my utter relief (since you never really know what people might say about your inner thoughts and public posts). Then Ginger told me about numbers — she sees the same numbers all the time. She grew up in a house number 212 and finds that she sees 212 all the time. “What do you think it means?” she asked, after sharing that her father had passed away some time before.
I wanted to say that it means whatever you wish it to mean, when out popped, “I think it is your father’s way of saying, keep going, keep the faith. I don’t think every sign is a watershed, maybe just a little encouragement so you know someone is out there and on your side.” Ginger agreed and it was nice to see eye to eye and for the time we talked, soul to soul.
It me think about the numbers I see — 519 and 601. My address growing up was 519. The number 601 is the first three numbers in my talent agent‘s phone number. Maybe like Ginger, the numbers I see are my own encouragement — that my parents who’ve passed are giving me subtle encouragement to keep telling my story (519) by using my talents (601). I’m not sure if that’s the right interpretation but it feels that way. It’s a lot like finding pennies.
What numbers are in your life?