364. Seven Years

by Jarvo J December. 30, 2010 5951 views

There is a myth that if you break a mirror you will suffer seven years of bad luck. I am not one to believe in such superstitions (I suspect the original myth came from it taking that length of time to save enough money for a new one) though when this particular mirror fell off the wall this afternoon, it felt as if our little family had had seven years worth in just a couple of weeks. Some of the stuff that's happened has been documented here on photoblog; I'm not going to go into all the other stuff, for the sake of boring everyone rigid but it has been quite a testing time. Still perhaps this afternoon's incident marks an upturn in fortune after all it didn't break, it managed not to fall on my computer which is very close, and the cat ran out of the way with the speed and agility of, errr, a startled cat. Only the radiator now bears a dent where there wasn't one before.

So apologies if it's been a while since I visited your blog, I've been rather tied. Hopefully the new year will see a change of fortunes. Best wishes to all.

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Thebronzebow 8 years, 11 months ago

I am in the same boat myself... Better luck as you move forward!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 11 months ago

We also know that superstition.
The following is also said by superstitious folks:
[i]"An accident never comes alone."[/i] and,
[i]"Bad things come in threes."[/i]

Now your image, Very good composition!!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 11 months ago

We say that shards bring happiness!!!
(That is why we break a glass after the wedding ceremony:)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 8 years, 11 months ago

You made your first "good luck" with this amazing photo! And, I believe, luck is in our own hands - and you seem pretty agile, Jon! Happier NEW year!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jennye 8 years, 11 months ago

I know the feeling!!
Best wishes for the new year, Jon!!
....love the photo!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 11 months ago

Jon, I'd say the unbroken mirror is a good omen... the clouds are blowing away....brighter days are ahead for sure. Happy 2011 to you and yours!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Huiching 8 years, 11 months ago

Happy new year to you, Jon!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 11 months ago

Best wishes for 2011 :-)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 11 months ago

That's a nice mirror- have a great 2011.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Snowpie 8 years, 11 months ago

so we all wish you good luck and a less stressfull time. :) really cool picture! especially with the christmas tree from behind! makes it somehow....mystically? ;)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 8 years, 11 months ago

I hope the new year is always happy.Happy New Year.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years, 11 months ago

I hope happiness for you ...
[b]Happy New Year[/b] my dear friend!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 8 years, 11 months ago

The new year is just around the corner - I'm sure it will prove better. [There is some more superstition for you.] ;)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lis 8 years, 11 months ago

aww.. Happy New Year Jon! May 2011 bring you more strength. God bless!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Rodica O 8 years, 11 months ago

...Yeah, right...
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..........(err, if I was you I would keep an eye on the dent of the radiator... you know....you don't need more leaking) ....JUST KIDDING !

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Susan 8 years, 11 months ago

Hope things look up for you! Glad at least that the mirror missed more important things.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Andarta 8 years, 11 months ago

Sorry to hear you have bad fortunes lately, but Marjorie is right and things generally come in threes so I am wishing you three times good fortunes for the coming year!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 8 years, 11 months ago

Here's wishing you good fortune in the new year, Jon.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
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