Next Sunday many people are going to be writing about the sinking of the Titanic.
I thought it would be nice if at least one person celebrated a somewhat more hopeful moment: Today is the 100th anniversary of that great ship’s maiden voyage out of Southampton on her way across the Atlantic.
This is also an occasion to note the following numerological oddity: The ship sank in the year ’12, on 4/15 (on Sunday, when we commemorate the anniversary of that great tragedy, it will of course also be the year ’12, on 4/15).
And where now lies the wreck of the RMS Titanic? Down under the sea, at a depth of exactly 12,415 feet.