The only thing that can make me feel lucky now, is escaping this summer heat. I’m not kidding. The heat is so bad, my eyes have gone in, cheeks gone puffy due to that all time super-speed fan wind and eternal giddiness.
So please! If someone out there hears my woes (It’s not a first world problem. It’s Global Warming. Or if you are not into World and nature conservation, then fly to Bangalore today, right now, and then, and only then will you empathize with me), please get me a talisman that can keep me lucky enough to bear this summer.
But all this excessive heat, led me to searching Heat stroke on Google (The talisman for the millenials).
For those of you who don’t know what a heat stroke is (or for those of you who live in the arctic), Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures.
Yeah, there were some pretty scary stuff out there which I don’t intend to share.
I don’t agree with Google about one thing though.
Trust me, it feels like 45°+
But look, zero chances of rain. 😣
Alright, I’ll stop complaining and get to what I actually wanted to post here, before I forget.
Talismans defn. an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.
Can you imagine, how many novels and stories, the mere idea of a stone bringing luck has inspired?
Humans have often believed in ideas of bringing in luck from external sources, to feel more confident and try to make their goal feel more achieve-able.
If you are a potterhead, you might be able to relate with the Felix felicis or the Liquid luck.
You might remember that scene when Harry tricks Ron by putting on an act of pouring the potion into his juice before a Quidditch game, leading Ron to believe that nothing can go wrong because he is under the influence of a potion. As a result, he plays better than he has ever played before and he wins the game for Gryffindor. And it’s only when Harry reveals the truth, Ron realizes that he had it in him all along and it was his nervousness and anxiety getting in the way.
There are millions of such examples. And millions of lucky charms leading those stories.
And remember the story of Gawaine and the 51st dragon?
A story of a cowardly knight, whose teacher gives him a magic word that is supposed to help him slay dragons, which works quite well for the knight. But for the 50th dragon, he forgets the word, yet swings the ax in the nth minute and beheads the dragon. On returning back, his teacher tells him that there is no such thing as a magic word and that he has been doing everything all on his own. Sadly, Gawaine is slaughtered by the 51st dragon.
At the end of the day, all these stories tell us one important thing.
The talisman you are looking for is inside you.
Doesn’t matter how many lucky stones and amulets pop up on this earth, and regardless of all those engrossing stories of their magical properties, unless we believe that the miracle is inside us, our fate might just end up becoming like Gawaine’s.
Alright, that’s all for today.