Twosday 22/2/22

Tiger Swallowtail (Image: Florinda Kotisa)

Today, Tuesday, is being referred to as Twosday. The date is palindromic and also an ambigram which means that it is the same read in either direction or upside down. The last time this occurred was on the 11th of January 2011, 11/1/11. Twosday will not occur again for another 200 years. According to numerologists, the 2s are related to cooperation, harmony and re-establishing a point of balance. Very appropriate sentiments given the protests and unrest we have experienced in the last couple of weeks. It wasn’t too bad in Toronto as the police immediately closed off road access to the Ontario Legislative Building on the grounds that the building faces the street on which there are five major hospitals and access to them had to be kept open. Consequently, no trucks could gather in front of it as they did in Ottawa. During the storming of the US Capitol in 2021, we couldn’t imagine anything like that ever happening here and yet we came close. Its very disturbing and I don’t know where this is going to go as it became a lot more complicated than a straightforward anti-mandate protest.

Having gotten over my Covid infection, I decided that this would be a good time to visit Rome as my immunity is likely to be high. I booked my ticket and I leave tomorrow. Italy requires either a PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival or a Rapid test done within 24 hours. Since I’ve had Covid, a PCR test could be positive so I have to do the RAT. Air Canada has partnered with a company called Switch from whom you can buy the test and do it online while they watch you. The report is emailed to you within two hours. Hopefully, my test will be negative and the butterfly in me can spread it’s wings and take off. Next post from Rome…

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3 Responses to Twosday 22/2/22

  1. Nadine says:

    Buon giorno Joyce . 22/02/2022. I though about it the day after. And didn’t know it is called twosday. Those kinds of numbers sound magical to me. Hope you arrived safely by nice weather in Rome. Our planes almost crossed each other over the ocean. Here we are back in TO with the kind of cold I prefer to the dampness of Paris. I miss you.

  2. Niamh Kelly says:

    Joyce, we just missed each other in Europe. I have been in Ireland for the last month and leave tomorrow! Enjoy Rome (and other parts of Italy?).

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