Cinco de Mayo 2020

What a great time to remember the Law of Fives: 5/5

The Law of Fives states, “All things happen in fives, or are divisible by or are multiples of five, or are somehow directly or indirectly appropriate to five.”

Take May 5, 2020. The number of days since the original Cinco de Mayo—May 5, 1863—is 57344. Now watch: 5+7+3+4+4=23, and 2+3=5! “I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look.”

Cinco de Mayo gives us an excuse to take a mental break from the woes of the world and—no, not bury our heads in the sand, but—be at peace. (“Peace” has five letters. “The Law of Fives is never wrong.”)

So, we may sit in shade of the back porch, newly leafed Junior Tree nearby, maybe a light spring breeze. Fred does pushups on a geode and a robin flops around in the bath. And we may remember the Battle of Puebla—or not—and enjoy a cool one even before cocktail hour. (It’s always cocktail hour somewhere.) And it will be good.

Stay thirsty, my friends. Cheers.