It’s Friday. And, as happens with all months that begin on a Sunday, we have a Friday the 13th on our hands. But this day needn’t be a source of paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13ths) or even triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13). In China and ancient Egypt, the number 13 is considered quite auspicious. And let’s not forget singer songwriter sensation Taylor Swift, who insists that 13 is her lucky number. So there.
“The general root of superstition: namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.”
― Francis Bacon
Here’s to noting the hits and the misses. Subscribers, shall we notice them together at 2pm? As always, check your inboxes right beforehand.
p.s. - I spotted these beautiful pink flowers in Portland. They are, alas, not mine. Not yet, anyway.