Original Art Piece by Michael R. Murray. Medium: Playa dust, burned pieces and discarded pieces of The Man, 2007
My Grandma always said shuffling cards seven times was as good as shuffling them a million
I wondering if shuffling things in your life seven times can bring the same outcome as shuffling cards
Being seven was my favorite year of being a human
Full of toads, turtles, forests, beaches, leaf piles, learning more of who I was, being a free child
It's a Newman-Shanks-Williams prime, a lucky prime, a "happy prime"
It's the lowest natural number that cannot be represented as the sum of the square of three integers
Seven is my name when I'm at Burning Man, what people call me there on the bare, alkali desert
And Seven is sometimes my name when I am not there, but out here in the real world
There are seven chakras in the body
Seven chakras representing grounding, creativity, confidence, love, communication, seeing the big picture, and spirituality
Our skin regenerates every seven days
Every cell in our body is regenerated every seven years
I kiss my family 7 times for good luck
Or they kiss me, those kisses all over my face, those sweet children with wet little mouths
My husband was born on the seventh in nineteen seventy seven
The perfect combination for a person to be born on
There are seven seas
And seven continents
There are seven colors on the rainbow.
Do you see them?