The Significance of Seven

As this marks the seventh year anniversary with my beau, I decided to investigate the significance of this lucky number. I guess it is rather lucky, because this year signifies the end of the long distance reign. Come graduation, we shall be reunited.

-For starters, there are 7 days in a week.

-It took the Big Guy 7 days to create the universe. And, on the The 7th day he rested.

-Once upon a time, there were 7 wonders of the world (Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria).

-Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride are the 7 deadly sins.

-7 dwarfs followed that pristine Snow White around; Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful, & Grumpy.

-And, grumpy is what you’ll be if you break a mirror ‘cause that will get you 7 years bad luck. Although, I broke a mirror when I was in seventh grade (Coincidence? I think not.) and I’m happy to report I did not encounter much bad fortune, at all.

-7 is the number of notes in the traditional Western music scale.

-There are 7 books in the Harry Potter series, and 7 horcruxes that must be destroyed!

-The [Temple] Menorah is a seven-branched candelabrum and there are 7 days of Passover.

-It wasn’t dubbed 8up or 9up, nope, this soft drink knew 7up was the way to go.

-Baptism, Holy Communion, Confession, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick are the 7 sacraments of the Catholic faith.

-7 seas (Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea, the Adriatic Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Caspian Sea.)

-7 continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.)

-Seven. Any movie with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow would have to be pretty lucky indeed.

-7 is the number of colors Isaac Newton identified in a rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

-The Seven Year Itch is the Marilyn Monroe film with the famously billowing white dress.

And, as for my supposed seven year itch? I have yet to start scratching.

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