April 15 (or 4/15…two of the numbers in the Lost number sequence) has always had a huge importance in my life for so many reasons. Let’s recap.
Firstly, 3 of my VERY close friends have birthdays on this day. Calvin Jones, Matt DeSatnik, and my very good friend from high school, Jenessa Weaver.
I also met a very important friend, Andrew, on April 15, 2007. However, I also lost my uncle on April 15, 2007.
April 15 has always been one of those days that I look forward to living through and one of the days I absolutely dread because of my lost uncle.
Here’s where the Lost connection really comes in to play. If you’ve been watching Lost at all this season, you are probably noticing all of the Egyptian references that are coming in to play. Well, in 2002, Jenessa Weaver and I were driving on April 15 (her birthday). It was pouring down rain, and we were in her 1982 Ford Tempo. While she was taking a ramp on to the interstate we were talking about all of the places on Earth that we want to visit before we die. We were just about to get on to the actual highway when I said, “I want to visit Cairo so badly!” To which Jenessa replied, “Me too! I want to see the pyramids…” Right as she had turned her head to say that to me, the truck in front of us slammed on his breaks, forcing Jenessa to swerve to miss him. We ended up driving over a patch of grass that separated the interstate from the on-ramp, and sliding right in to the median of the interstate which separated the other direction of traffic. By the time the car had stopped skidding and did its two 360 degree turns, we were facing oncoming traffic.
We, of course, survived the minor accident, but it was a very serious and scary situation. As soon as we mentioned Egypt the car in front of us slammed on its breaks and we could have skidded out in to the path of a tractor trailer! A few years later I would lose my 27 year old uncle on the same day. What are the odds?
I know it’s a bit far fetched, but it’s something worth noting and talking about to Lost fans! Does anyone else have any connections with the numbers?