This morning I was straightening my hair and I accidentally knocked my hand mirror off the counter. It smashed into pieces. Great. 7 years of bad luck, just what I need. But I quickly cleaned up the mess and moved on.
But it got me to thinking about why that's even a superstition, so I googled it when I got to work. It's actually a little boring so I'll spare you my new found knowledge. What I found most fascinating is the following other urban legend/folklore around mirrors.
To see an image of her future husband, a woman is told to eat an apple while sitting in front of a mirror and then brush her hair. An image of the man will appear behind her shoulder.
I didn't realize it was so easy. I wonder who would appear in my mirror?
Will it be...
Mr Lauer Marky Mark (Post Funky Bunch years)
LL Cool J (my long time love)
For now, I'm off to the store to buy myself a new mirror.
And an apple.