There’s nothing really spectacular about the number 8. It’s not a prime number. In the dictionary it is “the number following seven and before nine.” It’s not a symbol of perfection like seven or three. It’s just eight. But there are some things associated with the number 8.
An octupus has 8 legs.
The Octet rule in science deals with the line up of electrons.
The eighth amendment prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments, including torture.
Eight track tapes were all the rage in mid-sixties thru the seventies.
“Eight is Enough” was a popular television series in the late seventies.
Eight O’Clock coffee is a well-known brand of coffee.
No one wants to be behind the eight ball.
Skaters work on their figure eights.
In music, eight notes make up an octave. There is also an eighth note, 1/8 of the whole. And, eight people making music together is an octet.
Eight babies born at the same time to one mother are octuplets.
It took me eight years to complete elementary & middle school classes. And then I spent eight more years finishing High School and college classes.
And finally, eight is the number of years you’ve been gone. Eights years of our kids lives without your input. Eight years of spending anniversaries alone. Eight years.
I miss you, Terry.
Terry Gene Benson
Feb 1, 1958 – Nov 2, 2005