Seven is one of my absolute favourite numbers. So crooked and threatening. It could be a crow bar. It could be Greek.I’m told it has mathematical significance. All the mathematicians get excited about the seven deadly sins for different reasons than the rest of us. Also those of a biblical sway have things to say on the matter, like the seven days of Genesis and those aforementioned sins and the Seven Spirits of God in Revelation.
Here are seven things that help the holidays:
7.i Start using some almost-lost words, like deliciate [to indulge and delight one's self] or brabble [to argue over petty things]. Both terribly appropriate for Christmas.
7.vi Eat some cheese, that always helps.
7.v Discover the sadly defunct writer’s bloc magazine. Most stunning online lit mag I’ve ever seen. So gorgeous… I love the anatomy idea.
7.vi Look at this! This is a very good poem:
Try to keep them, poet,
those erotic visions of yours,
however few of them there are that can be stilled.
Put them, half-hidden, in your lines.
Try to hold them, poet,
when they come alive in your mind
at night or in the brightness of noon.
7.vii Make out with someone. Because making out is great: