Superstitions

“Very superstitious,
Writing’s on the wall,
Very superstitious,
Ladders ’bout to fall,
Thirteen month old baby,
Broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck,
The good things in your past”- Superstitious- Stevie Wonder

Some superstitions are based in common sense. You don’t want to go walking under a ladder because you might get hit in the head by a hammer or a can of paint. Others are more mysterious. I don’t know why putting a hat on a bed would lead to bad luck.

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 80mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/6.3 w/SB-800 flash. ISO: 100)

My 14-year-old daughter came home with a new one recently. She was told by a friend that sticking your chopsticks in your rice is bad luck. It’s something I’ve done all my life and this was the first time I’ve heard anything about it. I can’t really see the reasoning behind it. I doubt if anybody’s going to lose an eye or something, nor can I see how any evil spirits could be summoned by the chopsticks. But then maybe that’s why I haven’t won the Lotto.

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