People are saying that today, 7/07/07, is a special day, because 7 is a lucky number. 7 seas. 7 planets. 7 wonders of the ancient world. 7 digits in a phone number. 7 days in a week. 7 pillars of wisdom. 7 habits of highly effective people. 7 deadly sins. 7 Harry Potter books. Alright, alright. So maybe there is something about the number 7. One thing I know is that 56 years ago, on July 7, my parents married and that marriage lasted a lifetime.