“Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.”
Isaac Asimov, American writer and professor of biochemistry
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.
Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts, and this week Frank wants to know…
Whether tossing a pinch of salt over your shoulder or not walking under ladders, and whether you believe in the superstition or not, what superstition, if any, do you still observe?
I was thinking about just saying “No, Frank, I’m not at all superstitious about anything” in a comment on Frank’s post and not writing my own post today. I’m a pragmatic guy, an atheist, and a realist, and I simply don’t believe in that kind of stuff. So why, as someone who doesn’t observe any superstitions whatsoever, bother writing a whole post just to say “no”?
I can think of only one reason to do so and this is it…
Well, that and for some clickbait.
I won’t be posting as frequently as I typically do over the next week. Nor will I be reading, liking, and commenting as often as I usually do.
We have out of town guests staying at our place and that means our roles as happy-go-lucky retirees will shift to host and hostess. And I will be the chief tour guide.
Thus, I will have less time to spend with my head buried deep inside my iPhone writing and reading posts, since I’ll be running around hither and yon, showing the best the city has to offer.
But fear not, my fellow bloggers. I have scheduled my daily Fandango’s One-Word Challenge posts for the next week, so I hope you will continue to participate and will read the posts of others who have taken their time to link their responses to my challenges.
And, if I can find a few free minutes away from my hosting and tour guiding duties, I will try to catch as many of your posts as I can fit in and respond to your comments.
So on this Friday the 13th, don’t be superstitious or petulant, look at thing heuristically, and take your proverbial pen, haunted though it might be on this day of superstition, and continue to let your creativity flow.
Written for Teresa’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are haunted, pen, and superstition. And for the Ragtag Daily Prompt, “superstition,” for Your Daily Word Prompt, “heuristic,” and for the Word of the Day Challenge, “petulant.”