*school house rock* That is EXACTLY why I love 3. All that 3 represents--the past, present, future. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Maiden, Mother and Crone. The land the sea and the sky (part of the trinity of beliefs of the Ancient Celts) Many ancient religions feature a trinity of some sort. The triangle being the perfect shape and the strongest shape in construction. But mostly.......because I was an only child and we used to say that we were a Triangle family--all equal value and equal sides. When I saw Three is a Magic Number on Saturday morning tv I was CONVINCED it was written about my family. Especially the bit about
A man and a woman had a little baby
Yes they did.
There were three in the family
and that's a magic number.
After that we always sang that together. When my father was dying he requested that we play that at his funeral. We played it many times as he was fading away in hospice care but always held strongly our triangular shape with my mother and I on either side holding his hands. We did play it at his funeral and even had the chorus (printed above) in the program because it so spoke about who were were. People thought it was odd--but we WERE that magic number. Now one of our lines is a dotted line but he is still part of our triangle.
I love 3.
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