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I think route 22, and exit 22s are lucky and lead to treasure beyond the scope of all we can hope or think we deserve.
At least, they have led me down the right paths. I was also married on the 22nd, but not by design. It was the only date available on the whole Oregon coast, of exit 22, to a man who lived off an exit 22 in the Columbia River Gorge.
Like LilyAn, 22 is my number. My dad passed away unexpectedly on the 22nd of August, and I see the number everywhere. I think of it as a sign that he's keeping an eye on me, right here if I need someone to talk to in a moment of silence. Years ago, I was married on the 22nd (now divorced), my daughter got married on the 22nd and is incredibly happy building a life with her soulmate and their two boys. Outside of numbers, dragonflies are symbolic to me, and many legends say they are visitors of loved ones who have passed. A few years back on a trip to Montana, I was having lunch with a friend outside a restaurant and a blue darner dragonfly landed on my arm. I took a picture of it, and a few days later the opportunity to get a tattoo came up out of nowhere - yes, that dragonfly picture is now permanently inked where it landed. I like to think that was my dad sending a messenger to check in, and now I wear it as a reminder that our loved ones who have passed are still with us.
6 is my very lucky number, but if I see 4 pelicans flying, I know everything (or at least something) is going to be ok. Also, I have an order that I wear my jewelry in that I think is lucky. I have done that since I was about 13.
11 is my lucky number; it's two parallel lines; it's "one and then another" as if to say, 'keep going.' It's a step above; it's a special wish; it's life outside the box (or scale) of 1-10. It's a little bit extra; it's "one and the same." These are all the meanings I associate with 11, and it has always seemed to bring me good luck.
As for traditional superstitions, I always say Bless You when someone sneezes, and I always make eye contact during a toast.