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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Welcome Guest Author Heather Kuehl


by: Heather Kuehl

What does it mean ‘to be lucky?’

This is a question I have pondered over many times. Luck is defined as the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities (dictionary.com). Many people consider luck to be the larger things, for instance surviving some sort of horrible event such as a car crash or natural disaster. Others look at the smaller things, like as getting a good deal on a pair of jeans or finding a penny on the ground.

I define luck as squirrels.

Yep, you heard me right; squirrels. I mean, how lucky can those little guys be? They wander into the road, make it over halfway across, and then randomly change their minds and go back the other way. All while a car is barreling down said road straight at them, yet they don’t meet a messy end. Yes it’s true that you do see some squirrels that weren’t so lucky, but if they were all so unfortunate their speedy little species would have died out by the mid 1960’s.

In my opinion, people should have squirrel tail keychains rather than a rabbit’s foot. I don’t see anything remotely lucky about rabbits, instead I see them as being the epitome of smart. They stay as far from danger as possible. Their long legs and agile bodies can get them far away before being lucky becomes an option. When I’m looking for a talisman of good luck, I want it to come from a creature that is lucky in every day life.

So when you are looking for a symbol of good luck, look no further than your own back yard. It is there that you can find the luckiest animal of them all.

The squirrel.

Heather Kuehl

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