Today is Mother's Day, and it has always carried extra significance for me in spite of being a Hallmark Holiday. I was actually born on Mother's Day in 1972. (My birthday doesn't actually fall on the holiday every year because Mother's Day is always the second Sunday of May.) But the coincidence doesn't end there.
My mom's birthday is the sixteenth of October, or 10-16 if you're writing it out numerically. As it happens, on my birth certificate my time of birth is listed as 10:16pm.
Although I don't know too much about numerology, I've always found it fascinating. It's not that I attribute any major significance to the numerical date/time coincidences with my birthday and my mom, but I'm not completely willing to rule out some meaning to it that can't easily be grasped.
There's another weird numerical coincidence with Star Wars creator George Lucas. The director and I share a birthday, May 14, which in and of itself is just a fun coincidence since Star Wars is my favorite movie/saga. But Lucas was also born the same year as my dad. And one year while in high school, on June 12, which is also my dad's birthday, Lucas was seriously injured in a car accident. It was the near-death experience that Lucas has said gave him the idea of a larger "force" aiding us from beyond.
Is it true that numbers reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies as an integral part of some cosmic plan? You tell me. I do believe I have been equally influenced by each of my parents, so I like the fact that my two cases of numerical coincidence involve both of them. And no art or culture has affected and shaped my life more than Star Wars. If nothing else, I like the fact that these numbers reinforce in my mind my most elemental connections.