White Rabbit

White Rabbit
White Rabbit

We walked down to the beck today. In the field on the other side of the bridge there was an unmistakable white splash in the green and brown of the summer grass. The grass is beginning to show its age now. It has been a stout supporter of bovine and ovine sustenance since early spring – it is now feeling definitely jaded.
But, back to the unexpected white splash. Jackie was sure it was a white rabbit so I, dutifully, took a photograph. As it ignored me completely – it was some distance away – I moved right up to the gate and took another picture. Sure enough, it was a white rabbit.
Within the next few days we will be at the end of July and almost instantly thereafter we will have the first day of August. As you may already know – and if you don’t, this is your chance to advance your world view – it is important to say either, “White rabbits,” or perhaps, “Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits,” before twelve o’clock on the first day of the month, to bring good luck.
This, of course, is just a silly superstition. It does, however, have the joyous attribute of all superstitions – it is totally immune to logic. You can’t prove it isn’t – so therefore it must be – true. I, for one, am quite happy to believe it. What about you?

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