# 2

Once, you’re lucky. Twice, you’re skilled.

Yesterday I was inspired. Today, I’m… still inspired.

Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you. — ?

2 is the first prime, and the only even one at that. It’s the yardstick for evenness — if n % 2 == 0, you’re rolling in even.

It’s the number of balance, the number of conflict; day and night, death and life, yin and yang, black and white.

Common paper sizes (A3, A4, etc.) are based on √2 — the first discovered irrational number. And the shortest verse in the bible is only 2 words, “Jesus wept”.

Mars has two moons, and Sparta had two kings (at once). Thor had 2 goats, and a binary digit has 2 states. A computer is basically a clusterfuck of 2’s. A bitwise left arithmetic shift of n multiplies any number by 2^n (if you have the memory to handle it).

Finally, Tuesday is the second day of the week. Coincidence?!

P.S. I’ll try not to do this for every post henceforth.

P.P.S. To go Plato on your arse, 2 doesn’t even exist. Pairs come with a relationship between them, so anything 2 is really 3. But then… Anything 3 is 6, 4 is 10, and 1… is 2?

Special thanks to Mystical Numbers for their dedication, support and resolve during the inception of this post.

Originally published at nbgoodall.com on September 13, 2016.

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