..Or put another way, I was aware three days ago, that it was 4/14/14. These dates with the repeating numbers are too lovely and weird to treat casually, yet I don't know what to do to make the most of them. Usually I just say, "Hmm...oh wow!" And then the experience is over. Which gives me a feeling like when a comet is passing by and I haven't made the effort to step out my door and watch it. Some rare thing that won't happen again in my lifetime, and I'm not giving it my attention. I guess it's a reminder that life is passing me by, at comet speed.
The sad thing about 4/14/14 was that following the midnight hour that night, sometime around 1:00 or 2:00 am, there was a lunar eclipse, and I could have made an effort to step out of my door and watch it. That would have been a fitting way to observe the passing of 4/14/14, but even as I heard tell of this eclipse from a first-hand witness, all I could do was roll over in my bed and try to imagine it. I was too tired to do otherwise.