XI. Neuf. Nove. Nueve. 9.


The ninth day of the Chinese New Year is the birthday of the Jade Emperor. The Jade Emperor is the supreme god worshipped by the Taoists. The Jade Emperor rules all Heaven and Earth. In China the number nine is an auspicious number. When number nine is pronounced, it sounds like the word for “long lasting”.

(with Deng Xiaoping, 1986, Beijing. Mom, Dad, and  me all on far left)




When multiplied 9 always reproduces itself…

Nicholas February 19

Alexander December 9

Annika July 29

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