Tuesdays with myself


I don't know why but I have always loved Tuesdays...

Maybe because, when I was a kid, Tuesdays was the day when I got to go home early from school. Or maybe, it’s because my Tuesdays were always spent with my dad watching a Knicks game at Madison Square. Or that every time I sit for an exam on Tuesdays, I always aced it...

Whatever the reasons may be - whether it makes sense or otherwise - I have always loved Tuesdays. And superstitiously, I try to do the important things on Tuesdays so that, hopefully, the outcome of whatever it is that I did will be to my satisfaction. I know it is silly but that's how it'd always been for me...

From what I read, Tuesday was apparently named after the God Tyr, who in turned is associated to the planet Mars. I am a Taurean and we are governed by the Planet Venus, so that throws the notion out.

In different cultures, Tuesdays are said to be a bad day. The Greeks, for example, think it is an unlucky day as it is associated with the “Fall of Constantinople”. Similarly, in the Spanish-speaking world, Tuesday is also an inauspicious day; there is proverb that runs "En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques" (On Tuesday, neither get married nor begin a journey).

Oh yeah, the US elections are always held on a Tuesday! The world-famous ‘Mardi Gras’ (Fat Tuesday) was also derived from Tuesday, but that's as far as I know; I don't have a clue as to what the co-relation is, besides the word Mardi which means Tuesday in French.

Despite all these, I still love Tuesdays... And Mitch Albom's ''Tuesdays with Morrie' further reinforced my love for Tuesdays. Perhaps it was nothing but purely scheduling issues that prompted Mitch Albom to visit his mentor every Tuesdays but the visits were still Tuesdays...

I guess it's a matter of luck really or it had nothing to do with the day whatsoever but from as far as I could remember, whenever I do something on a Tuesday, the outcome is always positive. And I just continued doing anything and everything of utmost importance on a Tuesday...

Today is a Tuesday and I did two very important things; let us see if the Tuesday charm hasn't deserted me just yet...

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