Monday, March 19, 2007

Meditation on 2

+Two often refers to romance – couples, falling in love, going together, although during wedding ceremonies, it’s often said: "and the two shall become as one..."

+Two’s company; three’s a crowd—sometimes.

+People in competitions strive to come in as number one, not number 2. No one wants to be "second-best." But, in many situations, isn’t there more advantage in being second, instead of first?

+Two is the smallest prime number.

+Sometimes we go the "extra" or "second mile" to be the best we can be.

+But some people (politicians?) are two-faced when it comes to the tough issues.

+In the Western world, the mark we write to represent the number 2 traces its roots back to the Brahmin Indians, who wrote 2 as two horizontal lines.

+There is a Chinese saying: "Good things come in pairs."

+Animals boarded Noah's Ark two by two.

+The Ten Commandments were given to Moses on two tablets.

+Thomas Jefferson's portrait is featured on the U.S. two-dollar bill, although it’s rare to come across a two-dollar bill in everyday transactions.

+The human body works as a dyad; we have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs…

+"…you’ll look sweet, upon the seat of a bicycle made for two…"

+Always use a Number 2 pencil to take the test.

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There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
--Mark Twain

Love is the harmony of two souls singing together.
--Gregory Godek

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
--Albert Einstein

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