Monday, April 4, 2011
Walking on Eggshells
When I was a kid, I came across an old superstition that said witches would use eggshells to ride out to sea and call up storms. You were supposed to crack the bottoms of the shells once you’d used them so that the witches would drown. I did this diligently for several weeks, before I realised the truth: I liked storms.
After that I used to leave the uncracked shells outside so the witches would find them more easily. And at night, lying in bed listening to the thunder, I used to feel very smug and powerful.
What are some of your favourite superstitions, and do you still follow their rules today?