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I woke up super-early this morning, shortly after 3 am. Never got back to sleep. When I finally got up and sat with my coffee, I was surprised that I actually felt quite good after only a few hours of sleep. I even seemed to have better energy than usual.
Maybe it was the full moon? Then it dawned on me that this is also Friday the 13th. How often do those two come together? An internet search revealed that it is rare indeed. Especially on the June “honey moon” (full moon in June). This particular configuration occurs only a couple of times in a century! Surely today is an auspicious day.
For some reason, I’ve always had a good feeling about Friday the 13th. When I lived in France in my 20’s, I found out that the French consider it good luck — sales of lottery tickets double on that day. So from then on, I decided I would be “French for the day” every Friday he 13th, and I’ve never had a bad one. I even find lucky clovers!