Talisman? An object meant to bring good luck? I thought I’d have something to photograph for the challenge. After all, I’m not a person with two feet strongly and stubbornly planted in scientific facts. I tend to believe in things unproven in this world – spiritual things. But luck? No. Luck is made, not granted by a token or by wearing a piece of clothing or by tossing a coin and making a wish. Luck is being in the right place at the right time. It’s knowing the right people. It’s planning ahead and thinking logically and being careful. It’s treating people kindly and living with a good heart. Those things bring benefits. And when bad things happen, it’s not bad luck that brought it. It’s life. Life can be good. Life can be bad. So I don’t have a talisman to photograph.
But I do like Chinese food, and yesterday we ordered take-out for dinner after exhausting ourselves with labor-intensive yardwork. This morning I found the fortune cookie, the dessert with the bonus prophecy and lucky lottery numbers. Upon close examination I noticed – HEY! There’s no fortune in this cookie!
What does that mean? If I believed in the power of the cookie, I’d be a little worried right now.
Photo prompt: Talisman
Writing prompt: Write about a lucky dog. Or write about something my photo or my words above inspire. Go. Write. Have fun.
For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.
Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015