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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Break a mirror, buy another

'Count' Bela Lugosi      (Public Domain)
It’s Halloween, and the last thing you need is an egg thrown your way.

There are plenty of folks to warn you against incurring such bad luck. These “true believers” will advise you to not break any mirrors.  But what does that have to do with omelets on your windshield?

According to The Nest (of what, wasps?), our ancestors thought that the “image in a mirror was your actual soul.”  Shattering this image therefore meant that “your soul had gone astray.”

You can choose to believe this and head straight for confession.  Or, you can simply buy another mirror.

After all, it could be worse.  Much worse.  You might gaze into a mirror and see no image at all.


Copyright October 31, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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