Immanuel Lutheran Church


3000 West Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 345-8090

Missouri Synod

The Creative Number Three

The Creative Number Three Naoki Higashida is a “non-verbal Autistic.” He communicates by pointing to letters on a letter pad. He is also an author of two books; “The Reason I Jump” and “Fall Down 7 Times Get up 8.” I read an interview of him in Time Magazine (July 13, 2017.) His response to this question caused me to smile and propose an alternative answer. But first, the question and his answer: What’s your favorite number? I’ve never really thought about my favorite, but if pushed, my answer would be 3. The number 1 is the most important. It feels like proof that something is there. Then again, zero is the most amazing discovery. The concept of nothingness is proof of human civilization. A