Superstitions  

demonicsexkitten 43F
7239 posts
8/12/2006 3:12 am

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8/14/2006 10:17 pm

Superstitions


Yesterday, I was walking into Fred Meyers and a fairie suddenly rushed up, flew around me 1 1/2 times... and I quickly made a heart-felt wish, and it then flew straight up in the air. I was bouncy and happy after that, for if you wish on a fairie and it flies straight up to deliver your wish to heaven: it will be granted. Of course I was taught you have to catch the fairie first, though I feel catching JUST to make a wish is selfish. If you can somehow rescue it at the same time: that's best. And being as how said fairie flew AROUND me... I say it's valid

Of course... the "fairies" are really seeds from some tree/plant. I want to say dogwood but i've no idea. I talked to my mom this evening about it: She said it was taught to her by her grandma. It's obviously a family tradition.

I also have an odd penny superstition. The "find a penny, pick it up, the rest of the day you'll have good luck" variety. But with my own odd added twist. Heads up = good luck and a free wish. Tails up is bad luck unless you negate it. But then you can keep it with no ill effect. And the higher denomination coin: the bigger wish you can make.

Do you have any strange superstitions? Maybe they're secret carryovers from childhood, or something you've come up with since adulthood.

OK... and now i need to go sleep. i keep drifting off while typing. love you all

night


rm_corezon 54F
3376 posts
8/12/2006 4:12 am

Here we have those pine wing thingees that flutter around...if I was ever told about the faeiries I don't remember but I do remember recurrent dreams of catching Tinkerbell from Disney World (maybe the dreams had their basis in stories I was told as a small child and the dreams weren't a simple perversion, lol)

I remember my Grandad dropping a row of new copper pennies on the old dirt road by his house on St. Patties day for me to pick up...I remember being delighted as a child, of course I didn't realize he was the one dropping them. And I didn't reallly expect to catch the leprechaun, I was happy with the pennies.

I suspect most of our real superstitions are rooted in childhood whether we recognize the connections or not.

2 family superstitions come to mind. One is called a "Marshalberg" day...one or more of us 'feels' the Marshalberg day and then family from Marshalberg shows up for a visit. The odd thing is that we have usually shared amongst each other the fact that it is a Marshalberg day so noone is surprised to see them, in fact, we are often gathered at my Grandmother's waiting for them.

The other is dreaming of teeth. Each time someone in the family dreams of teeth falling out, it heralds a death in the family.

Me, I have dreamed that I was pregnant several times when I wasn't. It has always been followed by finding out that one of my cousins was pregnant.

I don't know if these qualify as superstitions or not, but I hate waking up after a weird dream because I am always sure there is a message there somewhere.


nifty_fifties 65M/61F

8/12/2006 4:39 am

My mom had several superstitions. A few I thought of right off the bat:

It was bad luck to have an open umbrella or to whistle in the house. She would get very upset with those.

Throwing spilled salt over your shoulder.


demonicsexkitten 43F
10689 posts
8/12/2006 11:35 am

DW:

btw... after making my "wish"... i got home to find a message on my machine that my resume was passed on to somebody that wanted me in for an interview. I called in sick to job #2 friday (i really WAS sick)... and managed to get in for the interview immediately. wish me luck.


ProtonicMan 49M

8/12/2006 3:48 pm

No big superstitions here. I've mostly dropped the ones I heard when I was a kid.

Great news on the interview! I suspect something wonderful is about to happen.

(((DSK)))

TJ


puntachueca 107M

8/13/2006 5:23 am

The problem with pennies is that they've become worthless...people don't pick them up any more.

I listen to hummingbirds.


PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
8/14/2006 8:10 am

I believe that telling my mom about someone I'm dating is the surest way to jinx the relationship. I'm not telling her anything until I get to the point of "Congrats... Grandma."

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


demonicsexkitten 43F
10689 posts
8/14/2006 8:44 am

i also like reading the daily horoscope the next day lol.

i also just did my astrological reading (thanks to PK... and i guess Dusty before her). "To see if I am who I'm supposed to be" lol.


keithcancook 61M
18125 posts
8/14/2006 4:22 pm

Wishing you well...


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