Yup! The topic for this post is superstition...and when I prepared the prompt (for our group of Comeback Bloggers) it was Friday the 13th. So superstition seemed like an obvious topic.
Then I got to thinking...what would I write about on this topic.
I am basically NOT a superstitious person. As Ginger (one of our intrepid bloggers) said: the typical superstitions--"don't open an umbrella in a house, don't get out and about too much on Friday the 13th lest harm should befall you; watch out if a black cat crosses your path, cross your fingers for good luck, and don't break any mirrors"--are silly.
Of course, we could all expand the list above...all based on various origins and "explainable" within a context. But even other examples of superstition do not move me. After all, the whole point of superstitions is that something has some power over you--it predicts disaster or bad luck. Except for those superstitions that bring you good luck.
So, what was I going to write about? Then I recalled--there is one thing that I think of as predictive: the spoken word.
Let me explain--there are times when I absolutely will not voice a thought because of my deep-seated sense that SAYING something makes it a reality. Maybe I have this sense because I am basically an intuitive person. I can look down the road and envision what could happen. Thus by extension maybe my saying "it" causes the event to happen.
Understandably most of the examples that I could give you involve some level of disaster. So all the more reason not to voice them--does saying word call forth the event? Maybe not, but I am still sufficiently "superstitious" of the possibility that I keep mum.