Three is a magic number

When I was cleaning out the storage room where we keep a supply of Amy Bush Commercial signs, I needed to get a stool to reach the top shelf.  I got out our little stool.  A stool has three legs – enough to fully support itself but not too many to wobble – there is a lesson there.   Every time I use this stool, pictured above (cute and one of my favorite possessions), I feel sentimental.  Three is a magic number.

Three Is a Magic Number” was the pilot episode of the Schoolhouse Rock!  by the way.  As Schoolhouse Rock teaches, “the past and the present and the future … three that’s a magic number”.  I hope you follow the link to the YouTube and watch it – it brings back fond memories for me.

Maybe this is why I titled my previous post with the alliteration of “Three A’s” and I enjoyed writing about “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” last month.  The little girl named Goldilocks tastes three different bowls of porridge, and she finds that she prefers porridge which is neither too hot nor too cold, but has just the right temperature. That fable makes extensive use of the literary rule of three, 3 bears, 3 bowls of porridge, 3 chairs, 3 beds – it does seem natural and right.

Noticing these little things brings me joy.  Thanks for reading and letting me share.  I’m off to put up a few of these Amy Bush Commercial signs.  If you see them on the street then you will know a little back story of their installation.

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