If you are a sufferer, you are probably trembling under the sheets today! Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13! People who suffer from this phobia do whatever they can to avoid anything having to do with 13 as a number, apparently thirteen as a word isn’t such a big deal (no one said phobias were rational!) Today being Friday the 13th, I can’t even imagine what “Triskaidek’s” (I assume they like to be called that) are going through. I remember growing up with an irrational fear of this date because of the movie of course, and my brother, who thought it was hilarious to scare the crap out of me! Somewhere along the way, someone put it in my head that if I wore the color red on Friday the 13th, I would be protected from any evildoings. If any of you see me today, you may not see my red clothing, just know I’m wearing it! 😉 People have so many interesting superstitions and phobias for that matter, I had no idea Triskaidekaphobia even existed until today. The good news is that at least the Totems can help keep us calm!
So I bid you all a Happy Friday the 13th and may you not run through the woods today in a negligee. By all means, have at it tomorrow!