There are many superstitions out there. Among them the familiar black cat crossing the road in front of you being a sign of bad luck to come.
Well, here's our family's take on that:
A turtle crossing the road in front of you is a sign of good fortune to come.
I've explained before that turtles are special to us. So, special that The Yummy Life blog was named after baby Yummy the Turtle.
So, when King-Man and I were driving to our lake house getaway (our little piece of heaven an hour away from our St. Louis home), just as we were rounding the bend to turn into our driveway, we saw this turtle crossing the road in front of us.
Excitement erupted in our car--excitement that was just a little bit shy of the heavens opening to a hallelujah chorus. I, of course, grabbed my camera and took these photos. The lighting was challenging, so they're not the best photos. But they capture the essence of this fortuitous moment. This cutie pie turtle, dragging along a leaf with his muddy back foot. Slowly, steadily crossing the road. Good fortune is surely on the way.
There have, indeed, been signs of good fortune since this turtle crossing.
A yummy, good-fortune-filled weekend at the lake. Everyone say ahhhhh.
Now, back to the turtle sighting.
This incident naturally begs the question:
Why did the turtle cross the road?
Perhaps, because . . .
Okay. I know. This is the kind of corny humor that makes a person groan (if you can call it humor). Frankly, I'm kind of embarrassed that I even shared those with you. So, maybe you can do better. It shouldn't be hard.
Why do you think the turtle crossed the road?