Sunday, May 17, 2015

Luck



I photographed this horseshoe at the entrance of an old cellar.  Embedded in the walkway, it begs the question.....just why is it there?    

Was it a memento from a favorite horse?  Did the person who placed it here think it would bring the family luck?  

Dictionaries define luck as:  success or failure brought by chance rather than by one's actions.  

Some people don't believe in luck, or chance.   

What about you, dear readers....do you believe in luck? 



37 comments:

  1. during tornado season, i'd probably take all the luck i could get in a storm cellar. :)

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  2. I don't believe in luck, but I do believe in fate... which is probably less kind than luck.

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  3. No, I dont believe in luck, but do like the horseshoe!!!

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  4. That is a mule shoe, notice how straight the sides are instead of rounded like a horse hoof. I don't believe in luck.

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  5. Thank you for clarifying that! I did not know the difference!

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  6. I believe in hardwork but I have nothing agains't being wished for a good luck.

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  7. I'll let you know when I find a horseshoe just before I do the lottery . . . lol

    I am sort of halfway with this, Michelle ~ I'd like to believe in luck but have seen no evidence of it other than we are all lucky to be alive and well and enjoying life . . . There is something rather fascinating about horseshoes . . . :)

    I think our lives may be mapped out to some extent but it is really up to us to make the best life we can with what we have been given . . . :)

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  8. Luck is truly the residue of hard work. Pure and simple. Me? Been lucky sometimes.

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  9. I do not believe in luck either.. I do like the horseshoe and I am sure it had a special purpose for being there. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  10. Yes I believe in luck but she forgot to give me any 😉 I love the horseshoe laying the the ground, nice picture. Blessings Francine.

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  11. Not too sure about lucky, I think it's mostly fate that comes to everyone. Nice photo.

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  12. Maybe It Does. Some say that luck is just another term for God's plan.

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  13. I believe in fate..but, just in case... I have a horseshoe nailed over the back door...Have a great Monday...

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  14. I don't believe in luck but I love horseshoes. I believe that the Lord has a plan for us all...sometimes it might seem like luck (or not) but it I'd rather call it being blessed...and we are if we are believers...whether things are going our way or not.

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  15. Yes, I think luck plays a hand in fate

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  16. A great find.....I think we create our own luck!!

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  17. Oh yes, I definitely believe in luck. I know several people who win the door prize, or the drawing at work, or hardly ever buy a lottery ticket but when they do they win something....and it happens to them frequently. Born under a lucky star maybe? I don't believe that items like horse shoes or black cats can change your luck though.

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  18. It is a nice horseshoe with rust!

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  19. I was going to say I feel it is blessings...seen where Debby done said the same thing. But I have this running conversation with myself...I wish I had had grandparents that felt like grandparents. I seen one grandpa only a time or two that I remember. He died when I was fairly young. My other grandfather died lone before I was born....basically the same with my grandmothers...so I have pity parties....then I preach to myself about how blessed I am to live here in the USA, to have a roof over my head, to have food to eat, and heat in winter and AC in summer. I could be living where everyone is starving or people being beheaded....

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  20. It's there to make your mind run wild. )

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  21. I don't think I've ever seen one embedded in concrete like that. Cool.

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  22. Rationally I can't believe in luck, but bad luck is often so incredible that I may not be so sure...

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  23. I'll believe in good luck!

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  24. That's one big, narrow horseshoe. Maybe a mistake that someone embedded in the path to tease the farrier.

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    1. Sunnybrook Farm commented that it is actually a mule shoe. I didn't know!

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  25. I don't "officially" believe in luck. And I'm not fatalistic. I think we can decide on and change how our lives are and will be, work hard, and with God's blessing improve our lives.

    On the other hand, Solomon did say, "time and chance happeneth to them all;" and sometimes that is how it works. We're in a world that's not perfect. But we can always hope for the best, and trust the Lord.
    And, "que sera, sera."

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  26. Karma? ..yes...Luck? I'm not sure....but I like the idea of it. And the shoe embedded at that entrance is charming!

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  27. ...ask me later this weed after I win the Lottery!! [sorry....gotta play the game first.] I've been LUCKY in LOVE..

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  28. What a neat thing to find and photograph. It does make you wonder why it was put there. I'm not so sure I believe in "luck" because I think everything happens for a reason (good or bad).

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  29. My childhood home had a horseshoe embedded in the concrete. There were 2 horseshoes. One was under the front gate and the other was in the backyard near the side of the cellar door.
    I'm not sure but sometimes I think luck is either good or bad depending on if we like it or not. It just happens. But maybe there is some reason for it. I hope there is meaning to our lives.
    You'll never guess where I lived. It was in Brooklyn, New York.
    ~John

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  30. Great photo of the horseshoe, what an interesting find. I heard that you're supposed to put a horseshoe over the entry door of your house and secure it thoroughly, lest the horseshoe should hang loose in such a way that all the luck pours out. That's one theory anyhow ;)

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  31. This is a great photo.......My dad always had horseshoes above the doors. I remember a long time ago....I was visiting with this DEAR lady in our church. She is truly a woman of God. I made a quick comment about being lucky and she without any hesitation corrected me sternly. She said.....there is no such thing as luck. There are Blessings and you may be Blessed......but you are not lucky, nor or you unlucky!
    this has always stuck with me....

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  32. A cool piece of nostalgia for pondering. I believe we make our luck.

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  33. I wonder why they put the mule shoe there too...luck or for a beloved animal... It's still cool and makes you wonder ...what's better than that?

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  34. Humm, I don't know about bad luck, but I think a lot of 'good' luck usually comes after a lot of hard work and prayer.

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  35. I do believe in luck! I also remember people would hang a horseshoe above a door for good luck. I guess we all want to believe that good things will happen if we believe they will :)

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