I’ve spent the last year being 71. Not without its POAs (Potholes of Adversity), overall this last lap around the sun has been pretty great. Perhaps this is because 71 is a prime number. A prime numbers is divisible only by the one and itself. Which is cool, but also helpful. Prime numbers are used in encryption and decryption, generating error-correcting codes applied in telecommunications, and to avoid resonance and ensure equal wear of cog wheels. Hopefully I’ve been helpful too.
However, as of today (July 13, 2023) I’m 72, which is divisible by 1,2,3,4,6,8,9, and itself. So instead of prime, I’m . . . highly divisible. Still, I intend to be helpful, even if my cogs wheels aren’t wearing equally.