Today I turn 47. Forty-seven is a prime number. According to Wikipedia, it is the 15th prime number, it’s a safe prime, the 13th supersingular prime, and the sixth Lucas prime. It is apparently a highly cototient number, and it is “strictly non-palindromic.” Wikipedia also tells me that 47 is a Keith number, a Carol number and a Thabit number, related somehow to the amicable numbers 17296 and 18416.
Well, anyway, I seem to be entering my prime today, and it looks like I have a lots of mathematical research ahead of me if I really want to understand fully what that means. But here I go. Whee!
1. Aging. I wouldn’t want to stay one age all the time. As my numbers go up, it can occasionally be a little startling to me to see how fast they seem to be rising, but I wouldn’t want to stay in one place.
2. Silver hairs. My friend Elizabeth calls them Unicorn Hairs. I will wear mine proudly.
3. Fire circle on the hill.
4. Monarchs flitting about. Fly well, Bright Ones!
5. Great Horned Owl calling in the trees.
6. That moon!