Pour a finger of Jameson, dust off your U2 albums and bust out your Leprechaun jokes, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! We like the idea that people breathe life and meaning into objects (such as four leaf clovers) by what they think is true about them. After all, if it wasn’t for all the sincere love and good vibes that go into every part of how our we make our clothes, they wouldn’t be as special and you wouldn’t feel as good when you wore them.
Is there an object you think brings you luck? We’d love to know what it is… and here are a few of our lucky charms:
David: “I have a St. Christopher necklace that I wear every day. I’m not really Catholic, but I’ll take all the help I can get – he’s the protector of travelers and lost souls. I also have a little figurine of a turtle that I keep… it’s supposed to stand for a long, healthy life. My mom also likes turtles, so it reminds me of her.”
Gordon: “I have a lucky fishing hat that has yielded terrific results every time it’s been worn. I traveled without it last week (as I lent it to a friend fighting cancer) and didn’t get a single bite the whole weekend.”
Courtney: “There’s a very…unique…rainbow gemstone angel hanging in my car. My mom’s co-worker gave it to me when I got my first car, maybe when I was 16 or so. Long story short, I’ve evolved into a hyper-aggressive and all-around terrifying driver, and somehow have never gotten in an accident or even a real ticket (go figure). I’m pretty convinced that if I were to ever take that thing out of my car I’d be in trouble. It’s seriously ugly. And I think I’ll hold onto it forever.”
Safia: “There’s a turquoise wrap bracelet I wear almost every day. I love it for so many reasons, not the least of which is its dramatic beauty. Turquoise is supposed to be protective, and it really feels that way. Like something a super-heroine might wear to enhance her special powers. Plus it’s made by a local, family-owned company called Love Heals who plants 10 trees in Ethiopia for every piece of jewelry they sell. Gotta love that.”
Kim: “I keep a statue of Tiny Dedo (a gargoyle first made to protect the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris) that sits on the dashboad of my car. My sister gave one to me and my dad, and got one for herself too, to protect us when we drive. I guess I’m pretty attached to him ’cause when I got a new car I transferred him right over!”