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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Lucky Charm

I had this red truck back in 1993 and I'd found this beautiful red heart stone pendant that I hung from the rear view mirror. I'm told it's a bloodstone, and according to Wikipedia, bloodstone is "the original birthstone for March. It is said that bloodstone creates harmony and balance, and promotes self-esteem." I'd also read somewhere once that it has protective qualities - and so ever since then it's been hung from the rear view mirror of whatever vehicle I own. Here's a picture of it:

I've had some serious near misses as far as bad accidents - was it the stone? Probably not. But I'm a little superstitious to remove it, it's something I must have in my car. I find it amusing, because as a whole I'm really not superstitious, but I do have a few little quirks... this being one of them. Besides, I've had it hanging there, garnishing my vehicles for what seems like forever, and I'm emotionally attached to it.

Do you have any lucky charms - something you're emotionally attached to that you keep with you or perhaps a superstitious item that you feel brings you good luck?


3 comments:

Nik said...

I'm not a superstitious person either, but I have a couple quirk items. I have a necklace that hangs from my rearview mirror. It's just a maroon string with an infinity symbol on it. Why it has to be hanging from the mirror? I don't know, it just does. I also will not leave my house without wearing my necklace with Jesus on the cross. I'm not a bible thumper by any means, it's just something that my weird head tells me I must have on. The last thing I have to have on always, unless I'm in the shower, is my grandmother's opal ring. It's just my weird way of having her with me.

People and their quirks always interest me, so cool post Lora.

BeckEye said...

I used to have one of those little Jesus cards in my glove compartment. I've been in a few just-missed-being-catastrophic accidents myself, and I was always glad I had it!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I love the heart! You'll need to keep it forever and pass it down to Maddie when she starts driving :)

I don't have any lucky charms, but I think I should find one!