It has been a real treat to hear the similarity … and differences from around the world about “knock on wood.” Here are a couple of examples … Irene (Netherlands) says, “‘touch wood’ … and look around for some wood to knock on.”
Deb (Australia) says, “I remember reading somewhere that the concept of touching wood is based on the cross of Jesus and goes back in ancient Norse mythology to Odin’s (Woden’s) tree, which some say preceded both the crucifix, and Druidism which worshipped the tree-gods, in concept. ” One cool thing about this is that is goes well with yesterday’s image also.
Name V, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Max (Portugal) says, “But for us knocking on wood is to chase bad luck, or to ask the Higher Forces to prevent something bad from happening. And it makes sense, become when you do it you will stir the energies and bad spirits (that many times help bad things to happen) are chased away (just like clapping in Tibete).”
Thank you everyone who shared about this … it is worth reading the comments from yesterday! Also, the comments are incredible about naming that image … (I am still processing them and loved them all!! – I will choose a name … I do go back and change them in the post when I have decided.) I am having so much fun hearing your comments about what you see in my paintings and the names you are drawn to share, that I am going to ask you for more thoughts and ideas!
Name VI, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Thank you also to everyone who reminded me that it is my response to the events going on, not the events themselves that are the problem. I know that in my head … and usually also do a pretty good job of putting it into action … it is just during the last 7 weeks the accumulated effects of the circumstances have broken through my usual good habits. Especially with 2 delays in the process.
I keep telling myself that this is a spiritual growth spurt .. and I will be stronger out of it all … I know that is true, it is just very unpleasant and the stress (or my reaction to the stress) has wrecked havoc on my body. My back is a little better (went for a short walk outside) … but tomorrow will be here soon and then it will be over. And then I will look at myself and say, “how silly, how human, let’s do better next time … and let’s hope this particular next time never happens again!!”
I am thrilled to be featured at SlogBite this week … I will write more tomorrow about that. Here is the link to see what Mel said about me!! Wow and thank you!
I would love to hear how you are doing and also hear more on how you deal with circumstances that are less than ideal. Thank you for stopping by!
~ Diane Clancy