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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday Rule of Three

Saturday Rule of Three

The number three has several connotations – many of them good. The third time is the charm, for example. But there are other examples of the not-so-good. Three strikes and you’re out, to name one.

In the theater world, it is bad luck to have three lit candles onstage. This most likely comes from the period when gas lighting was the norm, and many fires and tragedies resulted.

But there are other superstitions about the number three. The person nearest the shortest candle would either be the first to marry or the first to die. Three candles were lit during the writing of a will. Bad luck is said to come in threes. And then there’s three times a bridesmaid, never a bride.

On the other hand, in the Chinese culture, the number three is considered lucky because it is pronounced like the word for alive.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstition #119:
“Having three lit candles onstage will bring bad luck.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:
1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation
Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.”
- Vera Nazarian

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