Belief ~ 3 nines fine

The first time I read the expression “3 nines fine” was in a book by Robert A. Heinlein called Friday. I knew immediately what it meant. She used the expression about gold in a conversation about converting that gold to currency, but for me, the image was much more evocative.

That level of purity of belief ~ 3 nines fine ~ is what I strive to maintain. I don’t always succeed ~ anyone who reads this blog knows that ~ but just continuing to reach for that purity of belief is enough to be getting on with.

I’m glad we’re getting on with it together ~ See you on the beach.

Rebecca :-}

“Nines are an informal, yet common method of grading the purity of very fine precious metals such as platinum, gold and silver. Based on the system of millesimal fineness, a metal is said to be one nine or one nine fine if it is 900 fine, or 90% pure. A metal that is 990 fine is then described as two nines fine (or 99 % pure) and one that is 999 fine is described as three nines fine (or 99.9% pure).”  Wikipedia

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