Today is the first day of
September, as well as Labor Day.It's
also the first Monday of the month, which is when I'm scheduled to post on
InkSpot, so here I am.
Plus, it's the first day of the
month before my first Midnight Ink book will be published, which will happen in
October.LOST UNDER A LADDER is
additionally my first Superstition Mystery.
I'd say that today is Number One.
Because of my new mystery series,
I've been doing a lot of research into superstitions.There are quite a few of them involving
numbers and how they relate to luck.Some of the most well known involve the numbers three, seven and
thirteen.But that's not all of them.There are superstitions regarding the number
one as well.
What are they?The number one is generally considered to be lucky
except in China,
since apparently the Chinese word for "one" sounds somewhat like the
word for "loneliness."
The number one is indivisible and
the basis for all other numbers.Number
one is associated with new beginnings, new projects, new ideas, inspiration and
It's good luck to live in a house
with the street number of one. Children born on the first day of the month are
considered to be lucky.
Hooray for number one!
What will I be doing on this
special day of One?Writing, of
course.Right now, I'm working on the
second Superstition Mystery.Looks like
I'd better learn whether there are any superstitions involved with the number Two!