The ‘one‘ number in our counting system we write about in a most creatively inventive style when it comes to who and how we feel about things!
Understandingly enough, the number “1” is the symbol we frequently use to express our state of emotions. We refer to “the one and only” or a “singular individual”, or “you are number one in my book” These meanings when personalized can become ripe with the raw emoting from our very inventive imaginations.
We view ourselves as singular. I am one person and you are one person. But we do tend to wrap our emotions around a theme of “oneness” in a very inward and selfish way too frequently. (we all do – without exception here.)
The word one, when it has to do with humanity is important. In my future world “one” will unify, encompass everyone, no exclusions. Time will then be better spent on solving the problems of one people, one planet and so on.
One can also refer to an individual feeling alone. Apart from the rest – lonely. A very sad place to be. And yet each of us have occasions where we live in the land of the lonely. Hopefully for only a short duration. Life is rich with the potential for each ‘one’ person to love many others and more importantly, themselves.
Hard not to go to an emotional place with that song, about the number one. In summation, numbers are a science to be utilized best by mathematicians, but mathematicians are people too, so I’m thinking emotions will always reign supreme in the whole scheme of things.
Make the number one, a wonderful one today – you and all those around you. Make one – count for something!
17 thoughts on “The Why about number one!”
This is an awesome post. I feel stronger, as one. Just me, feels very empowering. Although sometimes I think about a potential romance in my life, I am always better of being single. I am stronger and happier in that way.
My wish is that your universal “oneness” would catch fire and light up the world, uniting us all…perhaps one day.
Yes LuAnn and I believe it will happen. There is good in all of us, just buried deeper in some than others!
Couldn’t agree more! 🙂
Very thought provoking discussion Penny ~ you are right, haven’t thought much about this but “one” can be interpreted so many different ways ~ I am with you — our future world for sure will offer “oneness” as a collective energy ~ unity. Love this post dear friend as is the usual for me with you — in ‘oneness” ~ RLx
I love that song! Yes, 1 may be the loneliest number, but sometimes, that’s just the way it is. I’m an only child and somewhat of an introvert, so 1 is burnished into my persona.
It is a great song Alejandro. Burnished into your persona, I’m sorry that is just simple an excellent expression. I do have siblings but was the odd one out, so to speak and I preferred reading, drawing or being one with nature. But I don’t think I was burnished, but it sounds cool.
Penny, you have oneness of heart which reaches out in multiples: One heart, many receivers ❤
As the three muskateers would say – “All for one, one for all!” 🙂
And – I will also add – You are onederful! Yes – I took creative writing liberties right there.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Thank you RoSy. I like what a onederful word to come up with! 🙂 xo
solitude is one…alone is when there are two and it feels like one
a good day for the song…
Very well stated. The interpretation of the word ‘one’ when it comes to our writings (much less our emotions) is fascinating. Take care of you too, thank you for reading and commenting. xx
I like that, Alastair. My sentiments exactly 🙂
Thank you Celestine. 🙂
You’re number one in my books for inspirational posts Penny
Thank you very much for your support Alastair, very much appreciated by myself!