Jinxes and such

Making a right turn, the sun streamed into the car startling me and prompting K into making a statement about perhaps winter being on its way out. My first impulse was to shush him and wonder why he would make such a statement. I wanted no one jinxing my secret happiness at the rather warm days we have had.

Of course that then triggered a barrage of thoughts on jinxes and such. Am not big on secrecy. I usually make it known if I have an interview or if there is something I am looking forward to. Perhaps it is my way of jinxing the jinx? In recent times, I have wondered if there is any truth to it. If perhaps by holding something close to my chest and not breathing a word of it till the deed was done would have actually ensured that it happened? I will never know.

I am curious though. What do you think? Is there merit to the fear of jinxes or are you thinking Bah! humbug!!

Laksh

Author. Parent.

12 thoughts on “Jinxes and such

  1. Hi Laksh,

    I am a lot like you and feel like I want to share my happiness with everyone out there whenever anything good happens to me or even when it looks like it’s going to happen to me… so when I then find out about friends who play things pretty close to their chest and do not share anything unless it actually happens, that’s when I wonder if I jump the gun and jinx myself.

    We live and we learn eh?

  2. I guess with age comes wisdom at least it is true on this particular matter for me. I am also the one who would announce to the world then and there..be it when I was pregnant or be it when I got a job etc. But with the last tirade of lay-off and job search there have been many a times the opportunity almost came to my hands and went away as the position got cancelled or the recruiter I was working with got laid-off etc. So then I decided to be quiet until I actually start working and yes it did wonders . So for me that is the moral of the story.

  3. Personally I think it is all about timing. And if you get the timing right, jinxing doesn’t come into it….secrecy or public knowledge wouldn’t matter then…isn’t there a quote that goes “there’s a time and place for everything” I truly believe in it.

  4. Hmm interesting question. I guess I have no opinion. Sometimes I believe in junxes, in somethings, sometimes I dont. Never wondered about it.

  5. Hehe…I would have to say that I too sometimes, indulge in jinxes. Maybe its because other people do it, there seems to be some truth in the thing not happening if you say a lot about it!

  6. I think it’s all in the mind Laksh. Mind is such a powerful thing, isn’t it? it can see a pattern in what could be random coincidences.

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