|Tranquil as a stone.|
That sounds like a good thing, because I was more concerned about the negative association of "4" in Chinese (si, sounds like death). But if you add 4+4 you get 8, and that sounds like ba, (fortune or wealth), and since there's two of us, we could make it 88, which is the double happiness symbol, which has more to do with the 88 visually resembling "shuang xi" (囍) than the sound of ba ba. I didn't really know that before. So, I have willfully turned what might have been a negative meaning into a positive one. Not new-agey nonsense, just old-timey superstition!
In any case, since 44 is not one of the traditional anniversary gift years (next year it's sapphires!) I have given myself just a little stone reminder of 44 years of tranquility and many more, I hope to come.
|Son, DIL, Wizard, at Cannon Beach. Rock group album cover? The Tranquil Stones?|
|My Wizard of 44 years!|