Wearing Green While Enjoying Pi Day!

It’s not easy being green, sings Kermit the Frog. That may be true, but I love wearing the color green!

Many of my favorite articles of clothing have been green. I had an velvety green vest with mesmerizing green buttons I picked up at Aaardvark’s when I was in high school, I had a wonderfully patterned green shirt which I wrote about in a creative writing class in college, and I have a snazzy plaid green bow tie which I wear any chance I can!

My favorite shade of green is chartreuse, but I enjoy most shades of green! This Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, so you can be sure I’ll be wearing as much green as I can… at least in the evening, because I’ll be at a business conference during the day. Ahhh… The perfect place to wear the green bow tie. =)

Today, is one of my favorite days of the year! Pi-Day!

I’m not sure exactly why I love it so much, but I’ve always been fascinated by Pi since I was a young child. Maybe it’s because I also love PIE and they sound the same! Mmmm… Pie! =)

As you may or may not know, I am an ordained minister and this past weekend I was able to officiate a wedding for my childhood friend. There is an exchange of rings between partners. The rings are said to be a symbol of eternity. They have no beginning and no end.

According to Wikipedia, the number π is a mathematical constant. Originally defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, it now has various equivalent definitions and appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and physics. 

I find it amazing to think that there is a mathematical constant, and just like these wedding rings whose circumference is worn around a ring finger by a married couple, the rings are a symbol of something constant in their marriage.

So far as I know, the number Pi goes on FOREVER!!! That’s another crazy thought and hard to wrap my head around. Pi does start with 3.14 and continues on forever. So just like Pi, which has a definite beginning, it has no end, maybe I’ll start wishing newly weds Happy Pi Day and may their marriage and love last FOREVER… and ever and ever and EVER…

Now, we can have our Pi and eat it too!

Cheers to you!