Rex Parker Does The NYT Crossword Puzzle (10)

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This was plenty robust for me, and I actually enjoyed it regardless of a plethora of PPP WOEs. SOMEHOW I was in a position to get all of them (virtually) via a mixture of crosses and inference. For instance, I may stare at EMPEROR PALPATINE all day lengthy with out ever experiencing the slightest glint of familiarity, but I was capable of get PALPATINE fully from crosses after which infer EMPEROR from just a couple of crosses. The cross PALPATINE/UTE cross was a bitch, however seeing U-E bought me thinking about sunny UTAH and the native UTES.

The week before I broke down crying in my toilet I’d been standing on a train on the way home from work, the late-winter solar pouring by means of the window and my mind so full of pleasure that I might barely focus, feeling myself suddenly moved to cut my finger open on the paper of Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk and press my blood onto the web page.

This is a really attention-grabbing article. I am not superstitious, but I preserve encountering useless birds in unusual locations , and the encounters are adopted intently by another loss of life (the primary time a second hen, the second time my dog handed away, and many others). I realize it most likely is simply coincidence, but now part of my thoughts thinks it is an omen after I see a lifeless chicken. I guess the human mind tries to make repeating occurrences into patterns, even with the repetition is simply coincidence. Which explains why so many superstitions exist.

Human nature is such that we have now at all times found ways to try and deliver good luck to ourselves and those around us. Many of the above Omens possibly started out as coincidence. A plague of locusts descending on a village, a spider chunk or even a flock of birds falling from the sky. These tales would have been passed down by means of the family and integrated into the myths and legends of the time.