I’m about as superstitious as they come.
I knock on wood. I throw salt over my shoulder. I wish on the clock when the numbers are all the same. I cross my fingers. I will never, ever, sit in row 13 on an airplane, nor will I book a flight in which the flight# adds up to 13.
I will not let someone remove the knife after they make that first cut into their birthday cake…and I will forever refuse to sit with my back facing the front door of a restaurant. (That actually may be more of a mafia-related issue, but you get the point.)
Maybe to onlookers it’s a bit much…this coming from a girl who has countless coins scattered all over her floors at home because she refuses to pick up anything that has landed tails up. (Is it any wonder I live alone?) Yep, I’m one superstitious girl…and apparently I also drop a lot of coins.
But the way I see it, if you don’t mess with the universe, the universe won’t mess with you.
To answer your question, yes. People think I’m nuts for believing in some sort of magical supernatural force that is lurking above us all…but that’s ok. I own it. Besides, I’m not big on pushing the buttons of the unseen, undead or seemingly unavoidable. If staying clear of trouble on that end means people pointing out coins on my floor when they visit and laughing at me, then so be it.
But don’t knock it! Let me tell you, superstitions aren’t always necessarily believed to avoid something unsavory. I know for a fact they work in the opposite way as well.
For example, I’ve always felt that animals hold the souls of deceased humans. (Stop laughing.) That being said, I am certain that the random bird which suddenly appeared at our front door day after day, was my grandfather. Sure enough, my mother addressed the bird as such and off it flew, never to be seen again. And how about the awkward silence that sometimes creeps into a conversation? That’s just an angel passing over.
And so, as this being the eve of Halloween, my sensors are up and I’m not taking any chances. So when my total at Whole Foods this morning was $6.66, you better believe I grabbed an extra bottle of overpriced water to settle the score.