Happy Black Friday!!
"On October 13, 1307, a day so infamous that Friday the 13th would become a synonym for ill fortune, officers of King Philip IV of France carried out mass arrests in a well-coordinated dawn raid that left several thousand Templars — knights, sergeants, priests, and serving brethren — in chains, charged with heresy, blasphemy, various obscenities, and homosexual practices. None of these charges was ever proven, even in France — and the Order was found innocent elsewhere — but in the seven years following the arrests, hundreds of Templars suffered excruciating tortures intended to force 'confessions,' and more than a hundred died under torture or were executed by burning at the stake."
- Katharine Kurtz in "Tales of the Knights Templar" (Warner Books: 1995)
OK I know we're not supposed to believe in superstitions but hey let's have a bit of fun with this! I recall one Friday the 13th back at primary school when I accidentally kicked a ball into a girl's face while playing soccer and my two friends Chen and Jason ran into each other!
I'm probably staying home all day, but I can think of thousands of possible bad things happening to me...maybe I might get run over by a car while standing on the driveway...I leave bread in the toaster for too long AGAIN and burn down the house...or a plane crashes into our house! OK maybe not but let's see what happens...