613 Buses

613 Buses

Here’s my next encounter today with mystical number 613 (the number of Commandments in the Torah).


This is the sign on the bus shelter by the Foggy Bottom Metro.


Two buses are on the way–the M36 and M31.


Both coming to the same bus stop.


One immediately right after the other. 


Read top right to lower left…613.


Within ten minutes I saw yet another 2 signs on the metro train in 2 different locations…both 6 car trains coming right after each other in 1 and 3 minute intervals.


(Note: Metro also has 8 car trains that it usually alternates with the 6’s, but today none were in sight at either station). 

613 Train
I am not making this stuff up…this is freaky, but if you believe, maybe also very cool. 😉


(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

The Soul Of A Fighter

Soul Matters
This was an awesome piece of art on the street in downtown Washington, D.C. 



The boxer against the bright yellow background and wearing red boxing gloves that say “Soul Matters” is striking.



For many year, I had a wonderful Rocky poster with the words, “His whole life was a million to one shot.”



I emphathize with and respect the person who has to fight (practically) against all odds to overcome challenges and but through the grace of G-d and a strong fighting spirit goes forward for their chance at success.



It almost doesn’t matter whether you (fully) succeed, but rather that you gave it your best shot, fought the good fight, and put your heart and soul into it. 



Always do the right thing and pray for the opportunity to make a difference. 



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)