Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Little things that make me ask Who Does That?


I just want to talk, real quickly, about the meaning of the word 'eleven' and America's proclivity to take anything harmless and turn it into something self fulfilling and eventually, deadly or debasing. It is like corn on the cob - here is a simple food. But in America, you can get it deep fried, rolled in butter, and salted. Who does that? We do.

Back to the number eleven. It means 'one left over' or 'one over ten'. There is even a term 'elevenses' that refer to a mid-morning snack (after 10 before lunch - i.e. - one after ten). Check this out.
In England, the term “elevenses” refers to a mid-morning snack, such as biscuits with a cup of tea. The Spanish term las onces, “the elevens,” also refers to a refreshment taken around 11.
 (www.dictionary.reference.com)

Eleven brings the gift of spiritual inheritance, is gifted as the "Light-Bearer". It is the number of the Light within all. Strengthened by the love of Peace, gentleness, sensitivity and insight. Greatest facility is the awareness of universal relationship. Is related to the energy of Oppositions and the Balancing needed in order to achieve synthesis. Eleven is The PeaceMaker... Colours : Gold, Salmon, Prune, White and Black. (www.greatdreams.com)

Seems perfectly viable, right? Yeah.

Eleven can also represent sin; transgression and peril. Ten being the perfect number, eleven represents the exceeding of both.

American's - taking the awareness of universal relationship to mean the relation of the universe to establish and sustain all things of human folly.

The word “elevenses” was used in America as well. It referred to the now abandoned custom of a pre-noon whiskey break. Why? Who does that? We do. We took a mid afternoon snack of possibly a biscuit and tea, or a sandwich and drink, and turned it into what? a custom of a pre-noon whiskey break.

This has been another episode of "Only in America - land of the gluttons, capitalist, and pleasure seekers." Land that I love.

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