• Kaye Curren

Palindrome Day-the Twos Have It

Updated: Feb 4

It’s not just Super Bowl and Groundhog Day today. It’s Palindrome Day! But not just any palindrome. Today' date hasn't happened in over 900 years. The last was 11/11/1111. Today’s date is unique because it can be read backwards and forwards 02/02/2020.

“We are so lucky to have such a special palindrome date occurring in our lifetime because it’s so rare,” University of Portland professor Aziz Inan told USA TODAY. But even more rare, according to Inan, is that Sunday's date is an international palindrome. “It works whether you write the date as "Month/Day/Year" or "Day/Month/Year," as many countries do.”

A palindrome is any word, phrase or sequence of numbers that reads the same whether you read it forward or backward, such as “mom,” “race car” or “tacocat.” Famous palindromes include “rats live on no evil star,” “never odd or even” and “a man, a plan, a canal, Panama.” The phrase “A toyota’s a toyota” can continue as a palindrome forever, as in “A toyota’s a toyota’s a toyota…” (Courtesy of USA Today February 02/02/2020)


It seems two can mean togetherness or opposition, balance or conflict. How did it come to be both? As Malcolm Gladwell would do, I leave you, dear reader, with a mystery to solve.

But I got to thinking. What does the number 2 mean to different people in different places and times.

· The General Spiritual Meaning of 2: The spiritual meaning of number Two also deals with exchanges made with others, partnerships (both in harmony and rivalry), and communication. Two urges us out of our indecision, calls us to unite with like-minds, and like-ideals.

Biblical Meanings of 2:

The number 2 conveys the meaning of a union, division or the verification of facts by witnesses. A man and woman, though two in number, are made one in marriage (Genesis 2:23 - 24). There is also the union between Christ and the church (see 1Corinthians 12).

The first man, Adam, sinned and brought death and destruction into the world. Jesus, however, as the second (or last) Adam brings the hope of the resurrection and eternal life (1Corinthians 15:21-22, 45-49)

The Numerology meaning of 2:

Those who have numerology number 2, like to seek peace and harmony and are symbolized by co-operation, relationship and being thoughtful and considerate of others.

Other Thoughts about Two:

“Good things come in pairs.”

“Two symbolizes partnership.”

“Two is also the number of division.”

“Two is the number of balance.”

“Two is the number of conflict and opposition.”


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