November 13, 2017

White Dog said, "I bet you do not know how important eleven is in the world," and she headed for the computer. I learned with her direction that 11 is a spiritual messenger in numerology,  is the most intuitive of all numbers. It is instinctual, charismatic, dynamic and capable. 11 is the number associated with faith. WD continued, "In the Tarot, the  Eleven card is the symbol of strength and justice." 

Some numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence. This belief is related to the concept of synchronicity. Some authors claim that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign. Others claim that 11:11 signals a spirit presence.

Eleven's significance, we learned, is not just limited to the spiritual world. The deepest known point of the ocean is at Callenger Deep, Marina Trench located in the Pacific Ocean. The depth is 11 km. When Britain switched to the Gregorian calendar, eleven days were simply deleted. Wednesday September 2, 1752 was followed by Thursday September 14, 1752. Sodium has the atomic number 11.

Most important, it was underscored, "Elevenses is a short break taken at around 11 a.m. to consume a drink or snack of some sort." The concept is well established in literature, Bella pointed out. For elevenses, Winnie-the-Pooh preferred honey on bread with condensed milk. Paddington Bear often took elevenses at the antique shop on Portobello Road run by his friend Mr Gruber, for which Paddington would buy buns and Mr Gruber would make cocoa (hot chocolate). In the Middle-earth stories by J. R. R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings), it is a meal eaten by Hobbits between second breakfast and luncheon. 

I had to agree White Dog and Steve made a compelling argument on behalf of "Eleven" or "Tizenegy" as it is in Hungarian, in honor of my grandmother. The others were already on board with the name and were busy practicing the strange new word.

I closed my eyes and said it out loud. "TEE-zen edge."I said it again and thought of the photo. I smiled and slowly nodded. "OK, I think ALL of us approve. Tizenegy it is.