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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday Pins and Pennies

Saturday Pins and Pennies

The superstition of picking up a penny being good luck may come from this old rhyme: "See a pin, pick it up/ and all day long you'll have good luck/ See a pin, let it lay/ and your luck will pass away."

The rhyme is included in early books of nursery rhymes, and is similar to this old English proverb from the 17th century: ”He that will not stoop for a pin, will never be worth a pound.”

For dancers, picking up a pin is not an uncommon occurrence and is certainly critical to prevent injuries – especially when dancing barefoot!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #:
“The superstition of picking up a penny may come from a rhyme about pins.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Poems should be like pins which prick the skin of boredom and leave a glow…” ― Norman Mailer

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