13 Is My Lucky Number

Luck is success or failure brought on my change instead of something you control through your own actions. Some people believe in luck so strongly that they are unable to function if it is “taken away from them”. Others say lucky or unlucky without much thought out of habit. Is luck different than fate? Is believing in fate just as hokey as believing in luck? I don’t know the answer.

I know the number 13 has long been the unluckiest of all numbers. Thirteen is simply the natural number following 12 and preceding 14. Yet, it holds such POWER in so many people’s lives! Lots of folklore has given the number 13 its power. Various cultures around the world believe it is a “star number”. I think it comes from the lunar calendar. It is mostly considered an unlucky number.

All sorts of stories can be found online from the fact that Jesus had 13 people around the Last Supper table and Judas, one of the 13 betrayed him. I think there was also stuff about lunar cults and Hammurabi’s code but you know how to use Google! Some believe that a year with 13 full moons instead of 12 was unlucky never mind that in every century you are going have around 37 of those. . .so maybe they coincided with droughts and such? Hmmm, wait a minute, 2020 DID have 13 full moons! (Dun dun dun!)

I really don’t have any strong feelings about luck but I can tell you that many GOOD things have happened to me around the number 13. The best thing ever is that my very best best best friend in the whole wide world (that’s the inner child in me talking LOL) was born on July 13! I loved my 13th year of life. I can’t remember anything significant happening that year but I do remember I was generally happy and content. I have found money on the ground many times on the 13th or maybe I just noticed? Even better, I seem to have better “luck” on Friday the 13!

Poor 13 has it bad enough but Heavens to Murgatroyd if that 13 falls on a Friday! That spells DOOM for so many people! Did you know there is even a name for the fear of the number 13? It’s called triskaidekaphobia. If you specifically fear Friday the 13th you might be suffering from paraskevidekatriaphobia. I wonder what it is called if you particularly like 13?

Thank you Mr. Schulz!

Published by bridgey1967

Loyal. Funny. Sensitive. Loving.

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