A buckeye for luck
Does anyone else carry around a buckeye nut for luck? Has anyone else even heard of this?
I don't know how I know that buckeyes are supposed to be good luck. It's one of those things that it seems like I always vaguely knew.
I have a buckeye in the bottom of my purse, which I've carried around with me ever since a girl in my Alchemy, Magic, & Mysticism class in college passed them out as part of her final presentation. (How cool is it that I actually got to take that class, by the way?)
Just now, I was picking up the cat's toys and returning them to their basket, and found a buckeye nut on the floor. I figured it must've fallen out of my purse while I was packing for our trip, but when I went to check, my purse-buckeye was still in residence. Odd. I wonder where it came from...
This site says that "buckeyes certainly recall in miniature the idealized, smooth, beautiful, firm testicles of men." I am definitely not sure about all of that.
When I Googled "buckeye nut luck," I found this wikipedia article, which includes "A bird defecating on one's head" in the list of things that are lucky.
Maybe I should give the nut back to the cat after all...
I make my own good luck wherever I go."