Superstitious or Auspicious?

There are many superstitions in the world, vastly more than any one person can know. Friday the 13th being bad luck is a common one, and many consider the number 13 unlucky, enough so that some skyscrapers actually do not have a 13th floor.

As it turns out, I was born on the 13th day of the month, so I’ve been faced with this issue all of my life. I’ve decided that 13 is a lucky day. When you turn 13 on Friday the 13th, you’ve got to do something. I recall thinking that was pretty cool, and adding to the coolness was the premiere of a new network program, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., starring Stefanie Powers. Despite the inherent sexism of the title (this was 1968), having a star with my first name debuting a new show on my 13th birthday felt auspicious to me.

I guess I was a bit superstitious after all.  Lucy the black cat says its all good luck.

May today bring good health and healing to us all. Cheers!

15 thoughts on “Superstitious or Auspicious?

  1. 13 is my lucky number; my brother was born on a Friday the 13th and I was married on the 13th and my son’s birthday is the 13th! All good things happen on the 13th!!

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  2. I loved watching the Girl from UNCLE growing up too. Interesting thing is in Japan 13 is not a bad luck number but 4 is. So in America, some hotels don’t have a 13th floor but in Japan hotels don’t have a 4th floor sometimes. So what number is good or bad luck depends on what culture you were raised in.

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  3. I know its a contradiction, but my approach is “it’s unlucky to be superstitious” 😀 There seems to be far more negative superstitions than positive ones! The only one I can think of that makes a lot of sense to me is don’t walk underneath ladders, but that would be more for practical safety rather than the superstitious element.

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