Long time no see, Luck!

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Sean reaches between us and slides a thin bracelet of red ribbons over my free hand. Lifting my arm, he presses his lips against the inside of my wrist. I’m utterly still; I feel my pulse tap several times against his lips, and then he releases my hand.
“For luck,” he says. He takes Dove’s lead from me.
“Sean,” I say, and he turns. I take his chin and kiss his lips, hard. I’m reminded, all of a sudden, of that first day on the beach, when I pulled his head from the water.
“For luck,” I say to his startled face.” 

― Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

Is it a phenomenon or just another example of randomness?

The Alchemist, a life changing, riveting book by Paulo Coelho, claims that everything in the world works on omen. That individual who does not give up on omens, follows them consistently, and regard them high shall taste Life’s favors and gratitude.

I wonder whether Mr. Coelho’s claims are right but whatever the case might be, existence of Luck is mysterious and dubious. Whether it exists or not is something that mystics can very well think about, what is more intriguing are the various forms of Luck that appear among human existence.

Regardless of the nebulous truth behind Luck, people consider Luck as an important determining factor in Life and attribute several objects to it.

If I were to comment on Luck, I would have described it as a mysteriously beautiful and elegant woman, who gazes at you tenderly from underneath her laced veil and disappears the moment you notice her presence. You are left to experience the ephemeral, sensational touch of the disturbed breeze that stood calm before she disappeared.

Sounds metaphorically romantic but this is my caricature of Luck because Luck is lovely so is a woman.

In this article, there is a list of one of the most popularly known symbols of Luck:

1.Four leaf clover

The idea behind it being a Good Luck charm is that it is very uncommon unlike three-leaf clover.  Not convincing though, Four-leaf clover is a catch loved by everyone. From movies to books, four-leaf clover is a favorite lucky charm.

Recently, I saw a Japanese movie by the name I give my first love to you wherein the little versions of the leads search for a four-leaf clover and make a wish to get married.

How cute! I need one too!

Find it and be lucky.

Find it and be lucky.

2. A Wishing well

Wishing well is a common lucky charm in India as well. Many wells all over the place are regarded as the mysteriously powerful good luck charms. In order to make the Wishing well lucky, people usually throw coins and make wishes.

Luck costs.

Luck costs.

 

3. Number 7

Have you ever heard of this before? People are thoroughly acquainted with the bad luck that is associated with number 13. However, why Number 7?

Number 7 is majorly a phenomenon in the US and English culture. Nevertheless, Japan too attributes luck to number seven. In Japanese mythology, there are the seven Gods of fortune who are revered and celebrated every year.

You need this number, absolutely!

You need this number, absolutely!

4. Stray Eyelash

This makes me nostalgic. Most of you must have spent wishing on stray eyelashes.  If a stray eyelash falls upon your cheek, place it on your finger and make a wish. Then blow the eyelash away.

There is a stray eyelash. Wish!!!

There is a stray eyelash. Wish!!!

5. Coins

If you visit houses that were originally built two decades ago, you would find coins plastered on the floor. When you ask the householder the reason, they would say that coins are lucky.

Some even take the idea of luck to the other side of the coin, and believe that if the coin is face down that it’s best to leave it on the ground.

Lucky can sure be pricey.

Lucky can surely be pricey.

6. Rainbows

One of the most bewitching natural phenomenons that happens quite less frequently. It relishes mind and gives you a big Cheshire cat smile.

It is said that at the end of a rainbow, there would a pot of gold. Some attribute luck to it because it has seven colors and seven is a lucky charm.

I would love rainbows anyway.

I would love rainbows anyway.

7. Dragonfly

These lovely creatures deserve to be lucky charms anyway. They are colorful and beautiful. Dragonflies were once considered as harbinger of a good rice harvest.

Have a bright luck!

Have a bright luck!

8. Laughing Buddha

Keeping laughing Buddha at home is a popular trend in India. If you rub the belly of Buddha thrice, it is considered a good luck charm.

Laughing Buddha has become one of the most commonly gifted objects.

Make him laugh.

Make him laugh.

9. Scarabs

Most of you might be knowing about the Egyptian affinity towards Scarabs. The reason is that the traditional Egyptian culture considers Scarabs and beetles as lucky charms.

That is so Egyptian!

That is so Egyptian!

10. Falling star

I would not have known about the features of falling star if I had not watched daily operas, dramas, and anime. It is most frequently concept of Good Luck used in movies and dramas all around the world.  It is a worldwide Good Luck charm and everyone accepts it as one too.

A falling star or a “shooting” star as it is sometimes called asks the person lucky enough to see it to make a secret wish.

Before it vanishes, wish!

Before it vanishes, wish!