Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thirteen

We grew up in my family believing thirteen was lucky. Quite a few family members were born on the 13th and that was evidence enough.


Later I heard that 13 is a good omen because it means a death is coming, metaphorically. Some aspect of us needs to die in order that we become our perfect (12) self. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also, 13 is an especially sacred number for the Mayan, the end of the 13th b’aktun is an important unit “used for describing the creation of humans and the world.”

Colin Dodd said...

Taylor Swift is also really into that number. I know because Ava has adopted it as her favorite number, loves that other people are afraid of it, and writes it all over her notebooks. 13-13-13-13-13

Unknown said...

Triskaidekaphilia...