I rarely indulge in this sort of thing, mostly to keep my blog’s focus. But I’m not so dour that I need to avoid it altogether, even here on the site. And I might as well crank out a short article while I work on a two-part feature to conclude the month. Many people noted yesterday that the date’s enumeration, in terms of mathematical coincidences, won’t again take place in almost anyone’s lifetime. It was the 22nd day of February, in the year 2022; no matter how one writes the month and day, it results in 22222. Even more uncanny was the fact that it was Tuesday (“Twos-day”)—a rare enough event already, compounded by a one-out-of-seven odds. Astrologers have capitalized on this extremely unlikely timing as the potential opening of a manifestation portal: a point where energies are concentrated so that those who are astrologically inclined can manifest all their dreams and desires. And, of course, the portal’s peak energies should take place at 2:22. Since most normal people (myself routinely accepted) aren’t awake are 2:22 am, the best time to capture was the potential opening of a manifestation portal at 2:22 pm. Cue all the posts of smart phone screen shots on social media!
But is that really the most opportune time? After all, using a 24-hour clock (military time), the representation of 2:22 pm is 1422 hours—not even close to the time of maximum energy. Those manifestation portal doors are barely ajar. It’s best to wait until later that night:
22222 at 2222! The portal is blasted wide open. And no, I didn’t switch my phone’s interface to military time; ever since a certain year-and-a-half excursion I took at the beginning of the previous decade, I’ve gotten in the habit of using it. Alas, according to my camera’s tracker, I took the screen shots at 2222 hours and 32 seconds; if only I had snapped the image ten seconds earlier, when the portal’s energy was at its peak. (For those wondering about the background wallpaper, it’s a view of the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis, looking upward during the Christmas season, when long bands of LED lights splay outward from its highest point, in a conical fashion akin to a conifer tree.)
But one thing I could only pretend to capture is a perfect location. This is a blog about place, after all, and if there’s an optimal time for the manifestation portal, there must be a site where its energies are at their most intense. Given the portal’s propensity for twos, I decided to capture my screen at is most optimal location, as Yahoo Weather indicates.
It’s chilly in Twin Falls right now. Hope that manifestation portal wasn’t frozen shut.