October 3rd 2008 11:54 am
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Mica left us 777 days ago today (2day).
It got me to thinking about the number 7.
There are 7 days in a week..
she was born on one day, and she died on another.. she had 9 years, 3 months and almost 8 days..
she left on the 7th day, yet it took only 6 to have a disease named IMHA (with 4 letters) take her..
these days of the week never change, but many things happen on days that end up meaning a lot to us in our lives and in a sense become rather symbolic.
for example, it means today that 777 days is 777 too many long gone.
in reading up on the number 7, it seems that: logically,
7 is the natural number following 6 and preceding 8.
There are 7 fundamental types of catastrophes, I learned.
Of these, an in a non-mathematical sense, is the snowball effect..
since mica loved snow.. her 777 days being gone is symbolic in a “#” of ways..
we equate that with what happened to her.. compliments of Wikipedia..
“Snowball effect is a figurative term for a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger (graver, more serious), and perhaps potentially dangerous or disastrous (a vicious circle, a "spiral of decline"), though it might be beneficial instead (a virtuous circle).”
what happened to mica fits this 7.
we learned all of this in just under 7 minutes.
I am writing today yet again, and THAT number escapes me at present, though I know it has been many, as I often feel blue-in-the-face. I write yet again because we believe that we can make a difference in the lives of even 1 dog or cat by seeking a cure for IMHA..
4 letters that spell a 5-letter word, death.
4 + 5 = 9.. mica was 9 when she went to Heaven, on that 7th day.
if each 1 of us (on Dogster alone) donated even $1, to mica’s fund..
you do the math..
777 days STILL without a cure is 777 days too many in a number of ways then. think in terms of the “#” lost forever, or the “#” newly diagnosed, or the “#” of relapses, the “#” of days and “#” of countless hours that become 7 days, known as a week, then that 7 x 4 makes approximately 30 days, more commonly called a month.. those 12 months become 1 year.. and so on.
of worry, for even 1 loved one. it boggles my mind knowing what the ‘cost’ IS in dollars alone that has gone to ‘countless’ treatments, JUST knowing how much it cost us just in dollars and cents to try to save mica. in the end, it wasn’t the money we didn’t have but found somewhere anyway.
multiply that by the “#” of mates that ‘may’ be in like circumstances, and the “#” of prayers it takes to make a difference.
if it were prayers alone that would make the difference, we’d be rich in so many other ways.
is all this worth the life of 1?
I’d bet a week of 7’s on that, no make that a month of 7’s, or even a year of 7’s and we’re closer to the equation.
mica’s been gone now over 2 years and over 2 months. in this time we used numbers 1-9 in writing about numbers without really trying to.
I’m not a numbers “#”s person, but I’m in a betting mood. as dark as the picture of IMHA is, I know there’s a light on somewhere we need to keep lit, for the sake of others.
I bet we can make a difference, but I must tell you this because we need you to know that we’re ‘banking’ on the rest of you to increase the odds that we prevail.
thanks for ‘spending’ time with us here.
come visit mica’s page today. see that clock tick off time.. it’s 777 days today since she ‘earned’ her wings.
all this screams at me.. why do I feel then I have no voice being heard?
It really and truly goes without saying darling that I love & I miss you mica, each & every day and night of the week that still numbers 7. mirra has joined us now & helps me so much sweetheart. I know that you’re as proud as I am. we’ll do the best we can, because it is all you ever did for me. I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.
Blessings to all Angels at the Bridge and on earth.
love & honoring you,
mom & mirra