Eyelash wishes

I wish on eyelashes. I don’t know when it started. Maybe my parents taught me the superstitious act. I can’t remember. But what I know for sure is that I wish on eyelashes. Every eyelash; every time.

It’s funny because I’m not actively superstitious. And I know the rationale behind wishing on eyelashes is silly because wishes don’t just come true; you have to work for the things you want in this world.

But still, I wish on eyelashes. I place the eyelash gently on my finger or hand, I close my eyes, I make a wish to God, and I gently blow the eyelash away.

I wish that God will bring me happiness.

I wish that I will find someone new to fall in love with.

I wish that the cute boy will notice me – and subsequently fall in love with me.

I even wished that I would get accepted to a PhD programme. (See, some wishes come true!)

Oh, and I wish that I can manage to find a way to pay for my PhD so that I can actually get it!

Yes, I wish for all sorts of things. Silly things that will never come true; crazy things that I know deep inside would be bad things if they came true; and impossible things that just can’t happen in the world as we know it.

I wish because it makes me feel like there’s hope in the world. I wish because it makes me remember the things I’m striving for in this world. I wish because I’m a little bit crazy and secretly wonder if God will hear my wish and lead me toward its reality. After all, a wish is really just a prayer. And God listens to prayers every day. He may not answer them all, but sometimes that’s because He knows best.

I wish on eyelashes. Do you?

* Inspiration for this post came from the book 642 Things to Write About, a Christmas present from a dear friend. The prompt was: “Do you have a superstition? What is it, why do you have it, and how do you follow it?”
* That’s meant to be a drawing of my eye. I may have taken a bit of liberty in regards to the intensity of the green (mine are greeny-hazel) and in the lack of puffiness and dark circles.

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