Wow. You sure responded to that one. Fun to hear so many different viewpoints–we’ll have to have more of these discussions.
The consensus seemed to be:
Full moons ARE different from other moons–I’ve always figured it was simple physics, ie, if the moon pulls at the tides, why wouldn’t it pull at little ole water-filled us? (This last one, according to my MoonPhase app, was the Wolf Moon. Don’t you love that name?)
Black cats, like all small furry folks, are wonderful.
Some of you told great stories about things your grandmothers believed. (My mom could never stand to see us play with crutches, I recall, because we might wind up needing them sometime.)
And you brought to mind one superstition I do believe in, because I’ve seen it happen so many times, growing up in a small town the way I did. Big events–especially deaths–happen in threes.
Or maybe we just segment them that way.
If you could pick one hero, from one novel or from history or whatever, and marry him, who would you choose?
Dibs on Sam O’Ballivan, the Man from Stone Creek.