Day 211

29 Jul

“All I know is a door into the dark.” Seamus Heaney

If a magpie comes to your door and looks at you, it is a sure sign of death. Nothing can be done to avert the doom. – Old Irish superstition.

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2 Responses to “Day 211”

  1. Marie Robinson July 30, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    Um, you know I am loving the Irish superstition! Magpies are often associated with bad luck and evil. A Scottish belief is that every magpie has a drop of the devil’s blood under it’s tongue. I love the picture, as well! Very ominous…

    • James Gracey July 30, 2012 at 11:56 am #

      Thanks Marie. Yes, I know magpies are associated with bad luck here, too – didn’t know about that Scottish belief though! Fantastic stuff. 🙂

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