08-08-08: Special or just another Day?
What is luck? Does it even exist? Can amputated rabbits feet be lucky? Certainly not for ol’ Peter Cottontail. What about horseshoes? Or four leaf clovers? Once, I remember talking to this lady in Las Vegas who was convinced that if she touched the metal on the slot machine that it would know she was there and therefore, not pay out. She used to play with gloves on and push the buttons with the rubber end of a wooden pencil. Can days themselves be lucky?
I remember similar conversations people had about last year’s 07-07-07. Personally, I think it’s all nonsese. Luck is merely something that humanity invented to make it seem like there is some sort of order, a mystical purpose to the way things happen. They say…”that person is unlucky!” or they’ve “got all the luck”. But what does it mean? Anything? Or nothing at all…?
Nevertheless, it is just another day. I had to get up, get dressed, go to work. But it is a friday – that always makes me happy! And tonight is the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China (in case you didn’t know, the Chinese believe that the number 8 is lucky due to the pronounciation of 8 which sounds very much like the pronounciation for the word “luck”). Personally, I love watching the Olympics. I watch everything from the opening to the closing ceremonies, gymnastics, volleyball, swimming, diving, and everything in between. Except the Track and Field stuff which I find rather boring.
What about you? Are you going to watch the Olympics?