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Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.Β Boris Pasternak

I changed the title for my poetry book… yesterday evening. Say ‘good bye’ to LEGS, folks, and say ‘hello’ to 42 DEGREES OF TRUTH πŸ˜‚

I have to explain ‘why’ or ‘how’ it had happen… I was at the library (trying to work there at least 3 times a week) and, suddenly, saw the book – ‘The Divine Blueprint’, Freddy Silva. Scrolling thru pages I have noticed the paragraph (or chapter) called 72 degrees of wisdom.Β 

Shortly –Β number 72 is kinda a keystone of the Universe:

  • it bears the value of Truth,
  • also representsΒ the mass of the Moon relative to the Earth’s,
  • the formula behind the ideal universe,
  • inside the Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza there’s a room symbolising the centre of cosmos in which stands a throne in the shape of a red jaguar covered with 72 spots,
  • the seven-layered Indonesian temple of Borobudur is crowned with 72 stupas (just as the temples of Angkor),
  • It occurs repeatedly throughout the Vedas, Valhalla, the Babylonian and Chinese traditions, and so on… Cool?

BUT!!! I have only 42 poems. Note – just as before (42 stories in Absurd book). Well, I decided to google 42 and OF COURSE πŸ’ƒΒ I found out why I am so much drown to this number.

Here we go:Β 

  1. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, where 42 is the answer to the Ultimate question of life, the Universe, and Everything. 😜
  2. In the Book of Revelation, it is prophesied that the beast will hold dominion over the earth for 42 months. 😱
  3. There are 42 principles of Ma’at, the Ancient Egyptian personification of physical and moral law, order, and truth. πŸ²πŸ‘»πŸ˜Ά

What a cool number! Perfect for my poetry book! That’s why the new title isΒ 

42 DEGREES OF TRUTH
(satirical poetry)

Starting working on the book cover β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ“šβœŒοΈ

And yes, I remember about ch. 20 – “The Pearl Territory”. I’m on it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β coming soon!

 

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52 Responses

  1. Ink Craft says:

    This made me smile 42 times, πŸ˜ƒ That’s gotta be some good mystical shit β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘€

  2. Fiery says:

    Absolutely LOVE the title! Bravo to you honey, from grabbing hold of that little inspiration and using it so brilliantly!
    I just knew where you were going with the meaning of 42 after you explained you have 42 Poems, the Hitchhiker’s guide homage is legendary! I love it!
    Can’t wait to get your book πŸ˜‰πŸ’‹

    Always so entertaining with your posts.

    They go so well with my coffee!

    πŸ’œ

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Drinking coffee right now too…πŸ˜‚ seems we r on the same caffeine wave today πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈ
      Thank you…yeah, I felt the number is familiar soooomeee way πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I believe everything happens for a reason- at least in Ray’s book titles πŸ˜…πŸ€ͺ
      Take care & have a great day…
      Ps. How’s our β€œhairy guy” doing? πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      • Fiery says:

        Haha! He’s still up in my fantasy world, getting ready for whatever I decide to throw at him! πŸ˜‚

        But yeah, TOTALLY AGREE. Everything happens for a reason, great when it happens and it has to do with our art and creativity.

        So I’ll be riding this caffeine wave as long as I can!
        Whoo hoo!

        πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Poor fella…or maybe one lucky fella πŸ™‚ depends on the tasks πŸ˜‚
        Eh. I’m going to ride 🧹 & 🧼 in the house, cuz I have to clean it – guests this weekend πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

      • Fiery says:

        Ugh… cleaning! Nooooooo!!!!!!

        But good luck with it lol and enjoy your guests xx

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜„

  3. Loooove the new name.

  4. masercot says:

    Don’t forget this: If you divide ANY number into 42… any number at all… you will get an answer…

  5. Sorryless says:

    I always gave 42 its props, seeing as how it WAS the ultimate answer to all the many questions. And it was also Jackie Robinson’s number. So yanno . . . sold!

  6. Yeah! This sounds more like it! πŸ˜€πŸ’™

  7. Rebecca says:

    I love that title! I can’t wait to read it πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

  8. Hated to see “Legs” go but your rationale sold me. 😊

  9. iScriblr says:

    AWESOME!!!❀

  10. K E Garland says:

    You had 42 likes, until I ruined it lol

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