This is the most recurrent phrase that I have got to hear since I came to Kurz Hall in Louisville, "walk side 4 th street". It took me a while to decipher the message; at first I thought it says "welcome ...walk down fourth street", I figured out that this might not be the correct one; I knew there was a problem with the word "welcome". I never gave up.
Number 4 is close to me in a way. I am born on the 4th of July, my computer and facebook profile has lots of number 4s in it; as I am moving my head and pondering over the shape of the number, I can see myself, enclosed in a triangle with a lane that gives me a chance to walk out, and get back to the triangle; I am not sure I am quite happy about it; I would have liked to be number 8, it flows like the body of a woman (if I use the same description in an Arabic novel that I am currently reading).
On the 4th of July, I usually receive e-mails from bluemoutain, the first time I got these e-cards was years ago, I thought a distant friend is remembering my birthday; I found out that my birthday is the same day that US got its independence. Welcome, the day of indepence; I smiled at the flickering light of my old screen.
Number 4 has given me luck this year, I can imagine it a pyramid, or an old purse with money that gliters in the dim light of the cave. If I complete the triangle at the other side, it will be a sign of infinity, exactly like number 8, it is not enclosed in circles like number 8 with no way out, I am for number 4 then, 4th of July, 4th street.