Do numbers hold special meanings, or are they just a vessel to convey quantities? Throughout history, various cultures have attributed different significance to certain numbers. On this, the sixth anniversary of the Friday Donut Club, it occurs to me the number six has gotten a bad rap… probably stemming from the use of 666 as the number of the beast. But six is not 666. Six is a human number. Let me explain. If you add three, the number for the divine (the Trinity, the cardinal virtues) to four, the number of the earth (the four elements, the cardinal points), you have seven, the complete number (hence, It's lucky connotation). If you are one shy of seven, you're incomplete, in other words, human. So, how did 666 become the number of the beast? Simple really, six repeated three times is man trying to be God. But six by itself is not bad at all, in fact, it's great!
So when you see the number 6 emblazoned on half the four dozen donuts here today, don't freak out. It's not an exercise in the demonic; it's just Andrea Pierantozzi (donut girl) going the extra mile to celebrate our sixth anniversary. Of course you should certainly avoid having three (insert evil laugh)
Happy anniversary and happy Friday!