Every first grader knows that 1+1=2. Those who’ve read George Orwell might also say they’re familiar with the concept of 2+2=5. Today I’m going to tell you that in some circumstances, 1+1=11.
The number 11 is a perfect symbol for a strong, loving relationship made of two very compatible people.
Of course, when one person joins with another it makes two people. But in a really good relationship synergy gets involved, so that the total is greater than the sum of the two individuals. Two people can bond and reinforce each other to become much more than just two. Much stronger than two. More confident than two. More capable than two.
So you add 1 and 1 together, it makes 2, or it makes 11. It’s a different way of putting the ones together, but symbolically it works.
The number 11 depicts two ones standing together to make one number, yet that number is far greater than the sum of one and one. And while being a single number, they retain their individuality, standing side by side, inseparable, reinforcing each other.
Just like two people in a strong loving relationship.
Two pillars standing side by side will support far more than twice of what either pillar would individually. Two minds, put together, can brainstorm far better. Two passions together can ignite hotter, stronger flames.
All this is why my love and I have chosen “11” as our number. When responding to an “I love you,” sometimes we don’t say “I love you too.”
We reply, “I love you eleven.”