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something in the air
February 13, 2004

invariable proof that spring is indeed on its way

... and now it's time for another friday five. this time from the present:

1. Are you superstitious?
not really at all. at least not in the normal ways... i don't care about the number 13, nor fridays that fall on this number. neither do i care about ladders or walking on cracks. I do, however, believe in not sleeping with your head facing north. Though my bed is currently set up like this, I also don't feel comfortable with my feet facing the door in the bedroom. I don't like dead plants hanging about, as I don't think it brings good energy to the room. I do like lots of live plants. they're my friends.

2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition?
none, really. as far as i know, none of my friends are superstitious, and no one i've known recently has really been superstitious. i've heard of people wearing crosses to ward away evil or something, but that's a bit extreme for me.

3. Believer or not, what's your favorite superstition?
i dig the black cat one. my cat is all black, and she's not evil unless she's trying to climb up my leg while i'm not wearing pants. but she's really v. sweet.

4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual?
again, not really... i believe in karma, but not in pure luck.

5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not?
unconventionally. i believe that the alignment of the planets change energy levels in people and places. i don't believe one can tell his/her future from the stars and planets, though. every day there are opportunities lost and opportunities taken. it's all about free will and choosing where your life will go. no one can tell you that.