July 13, 2012
Paranormal Fridays: Another Happy Friday the 13th!
In case you haven't already heard, it is yet another Friday the 13th today! And in case you are not a regular follower of my blog, I was born on a Friday the 13th. Because of the timing of my birth, I have had some of my luckiest days on Fridays the 13th. I honestly look forward to these rare occurences.
Believe it or not, there is a signficant portion of the population that dreads or even has an extreme fear of any Friday the 13th (and I'm not talking about the movies). I have personally known people who actually want to remove the 13th day from every month, adding an extra day to the tail end of the month just to eliminate the chance of a Friday the 13th from ever coming around again. Of course the question that begs to be answered is will changing what we call the day really change what transpires during it? Without getting too deeply into a postmodern philosophical discussion on the topic, I do have to wonder if changing the name of something--including a day or event--changes the effect of that thing. Like Shakespeare wrote in the famous balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet "what's in a name?"
So what's so bad about Friday the 13th? Don't ask me, since whatever it is seems to have the exact opposite effect on me. Perhaps by being one of the lucky ones born on the day, I somehow altered the metaphysical nature of Friday the 13th, causing its mojo to turn lucky for me. Or maybe the reason why Friday the 13th is so unlucky for so many people is that their beliefs about the day brings about a self-fulfilling prophecy, whereas my upbeat attitude about the day brings about the exact opposite outcome.
Is there anything paranormal about Friday the 13th? Probably about as much as some other events we call paranormal, even if it is for a loss of a better means of explaining the phenomena. Or perhaps there really is something behind the scenes pulling the strings to make Friday the 13th a bad day for many, while it for whatever reason smiles on me (and anyone else born on that day?).
What do you all think?