“Oh, my dear, if you only knew how strange is the matter regarding which I am here, it is you who would laugh. I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula
"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."
When I was little, I believed that finding a penny face-up brought good luck. But I didn't have any qualms about opening an umbrella indoors. I love Friday the 13ths. Or is it Fridays the 13th, like Attorneys General? On the other hand, I think that sewing machines have magical powers. And quinacridone crimson is wickedly wonderful.
But I digress. Here are some <oops, just stumbled under a ladder while searching for a 4-leaf clover> ideas for your journaling pleasure:
a) Make a list of things that you do to bring good luck. Or don't do to avoid bad luck.
b) Translate the infamous Stevie Wonder song into Portuguese without using Google Translate.
c) Confess that you actually believe in horoscopes. Write a faux horoscope.
d) Develop tips for avoiding black cats that are busy throwing salt over their shoulders.
"Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem
with yourself in the center
and everything coming out equal.
When you’re good, bad things can still happen.
And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky."
Per Merriam-Webster, the simple definition, "A belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck; a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck." And per The Free Dictionary, ""An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome."
Go to the Muse30 Index to see the full series.