Sunday, November 20, 2016

Superstitions


Are You Superstitious? Many people are, some more than others. There are a good many people who are not superstitious at all. Which category do you fall into? Are you or are you not superstitious?

Growing up in the tall piney woods of deep east Texas, I heard various superstitions from the time I was a little girl all the way through young adulthood. The most common ones were probably the same ones everybody knows.

At the top of every list, is the one about the black cat. The superstition is that if a black cat crosses your path, it means you’re going to have bad luck. I saw and heard of many people going out of their way to get ahead of a black cat. Some even turned around and went back where they came from rather than to keep going forward.

Are you superstitious or not? Do you know anyone who is superstitious? Do you have a superstition to share? We would love to hear about it. 



10 comments:

dellgirl said...

I am not superstitious, I can't afford to be. I was born on the 13th of the month. That falls on a Friday sometimes. So, how can I be superstitious?

Lin Floyd said...

I'm not superstitious either...my husband and I met on Friday the 13th and he was born on April 13th. Too much bother to be superstitious...

Katie Isabella said...

Nope...sure aren't. Mommy either. Never was. XXOO

Evelyn said...

I think I am anti-superstitious. I'll laugh at superstitions even when a weird coincidence happens. I've been saying for years that superstition is a religion of fear. Doesn't make sense does it ?
The Castle Lady

Adam said...

I'm not religious, so I guess it's normal I'm not superstitious either I don't think. I used to half-belief the things that were suppose to be unlucky. I think 13 is a lucky number for me. Never had bad luck with it. But then again lucky is statistics taken on a personal level

dellgirl said...

Meeting your husband on the 13th and his birthday being on the 13th makes you two great candidate for not being superstitious too, Lin. Thank you for taking time to read and for leaving the nice comment.

dellgirl said...

Knowing you Katie, I would be shocked if you were superstitious. Thanks for letting me know this, and about Mommy too.

dellgirl said...

"A religion of fear"...huh, Evelyn? That's a great way to look at it, had never thought about it that way. Thanks for the new perspective. Glad you had a chance to come by and leave the eye-opening comment.

dellgirl said...

Hi Adam, it's good to meet you. Thank you for coming by here, I appreciate that a lot. I like your insight that... lucky is statistics taken on a personal level. It's very thought provoking.

Kay said...

I try not to be superstitious and I know a lot of times it's silly... buuuuut...
I will knock on wood three times to prevent bad luck from happening automatically.... just in case.