Day 44 - Lucky You  

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Today's Task: 1/8

"Defy Superstition."

The above image is from this new account on deviantart, trackchick. The woman takes wonderful outdoor photography. :)

As for today's task, do it. The best way to overcome or move past a superstition is to research where it came from. This helps quell the fantastical and merge it back with reality.

For example, do you know why we "knock wood"? It goes back to a time when people believed in tree nymphs and tree-dwelling sprites who would play tricks on you (think Shakespeare's Puck). So, if these people were talking about anything unsavory, in order to not give the malicious sprites bad ideas, they would knock the wood or trees to override their voices and drown out what they were saying. Silly, right?

Here are a few more things you can try toeing the line of luck with today:
Cross paths with a black cat.
Walk under a ladder.
Break a mirror.
Hang a horseshoe upside-down.

As for myself, given today's weather, I have already opened an umbrella indoors. :)

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Wow Sarah, I learned something today. :) Great blog! I absolutely love the skin, where on the WWW. did you find it?!

Aw, so you mean that shiny penny I found today didn't make the sun come out? *sighh*

January 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Ahh thanks! :) I have the link to the original creators on eth bottom of the blog if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the main page. They have some beautful stuff on their site.

And hey, I never said anything against GOOD luck superstitions. -_^ We need those.

January 8, 2009 at 1:03 PM

I just looked up the origin's of breaking a mirror leading to seven years bad luck - here's why it's seven years:

"The length of the prescribed misfortune, 7 years, came from the Roman belief that man's body was physically rejuvenated every 7 years, and he became, in effect, a new man."

That it has managed to last through the years is pretty amazing..

January 8, 2009 at 8:31 PM

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