Friday the 13th

Eeekkk!!!! It’s Friday the 13th!!! Hope you’re not superstitious…. 😉

Every time the 13th comes around and it lands on a Friday I get this sense of excitement, like a random burst of energy. It might sound crazy, but I love it, it’s great!! Superstitions circling this particular day have been in existence for centuries. It has always fascinated me how so many people take certain precautions to avoid such unlucky behavior that is associated with this mysterious day.

If you’re not familiar with the term paraskevidekatriaphobia, it simply refers to the fear of Friday the 13th. Unfortunately, there are those who are seriously afraid of this day and their reasoning is just as unique as the individual is who possesses the fear. In fact, they can be so affected that they will disregard normal routine by staying indoors, taking the day off from work and some are so extreme that they won’t even get out of bed. There is belief that the Middle Ages could possibly be the origin of such a superstitious day, birthing from the story of Jesus’ last supper and crucifixion where thirteen people were present in the Upper Room on the thirteenth of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night prior to Good Friday which was the day of Jesus’ death. While doing some research, I discovered USA Today’s article, Friday the 13th: 5 things to knowI checked it out and found it to be quite informative, thought you might, too.

This frightfully intriguing day has never created nail-biting experiences for me. Actually, when I was a senior in high school, I remember prom being on Friday the 13th. I didn’t go and it wasn’t because of superstitious belief either. I chose not to go because it was the first weekend of The Crow’s release and I wanted to see the film instead. The theater was completely packed, it was awesome!!! Loved it!!! In case you don’t know the film, here’s the intense trailer……

 

 

But in all seriousness, if you are superstitious…. then by all means, I give you the utmost respect when I say this…… avoid anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Tomorrow is Saturday the 14th…. have a beautiful weekend. Stay safe!! Much love & Light!

 

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9 thoughts on “Friday the 13th

  1. Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog. I appreciate it! By the way, The Crow was an AWESOME movie! I loved it back then and still do. The original, though … don’t really care for the others. The soundtrack is one of my favorites, as well. I used to drive around the beach listening to it, so it always reminds me of those days. Anyway, thanks again for checking me out.

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  2. First of all, good call on The Crow… I didn’t get to see it at the cinema, but it’s definitely one of my fave films (and it has one of the greatest soundtrack albums of all time!)

    Secondly, your post reminded me of a great anecdote about Oscar Wilde, who was asked to join a ghastly-sounding group of rationalists called “The 13 Club”, who always dined on the 13th day of the month with 13 people at the table, to debunk the superstition. Wilde rejected them with typical panache: “I love superstitions. They are the colour element of thought and imagination. They are the opponents of common sense. Common sense is the enemy of romance. The aim of your society seems to be dreadful. Leave us some unreality. Don’t make us too offensively sane.”

    http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/01/27/fearless/

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