Monday, May 14, 2012
70 years of luck
i bought a stack of old books at the flea market the other day. among them was a little almanac for northern norway for 1942. i grabbed it because it had quaint handwriting in the back and interesting charts of things like animal prints in the snow and old norwegian measurements and how they compared to the metric system. i was paging through it today and found this perfect four-leaf clover. tho' my family helpfully, immediately and most unromantically suggested that it could have been put there anytime since, i choose to believe it was tucked in here in 1942.
that's 70 years of good luck.
i imagine it has such stories to tell and that if i listen very carefully, it will whisper them to me. (possibly in norwegian.)