The ‘unlucky’ lucky bamboo

May 30, 2012

Moments

Can luck be bought? Last week during a trip to the dollar store I spotted a lucky bamboo plant and decided to find out, or rather to give it another try. See, five years ago my attempt at bringing luck to my life didn’t go so well.

Blog post from February 19, 2007

“My friend and I went to Ikea this past weekend where we both got lucky bamboos .  

When I got home to put my purchases away I didn’t see the plant so I figured it had fallen in the trunk. I forgot to look and didn’t find it until the next day, on the ground, in front of my building… frozen.  I brought it in, and placed it near the heater and oops, forgot about it.  Needless to say the plant is now dead.  What does that mean for my luck?  Is it an omen?”

When I published that blog post a friend commented that lucky bamboos were to be ‘received’ and not bought. Thinking that was my mistake, I looked it up and couldn’t confirm so I took a chance at the dollar store and bought one (note: a bamboo plant at a dollar store is not a dollar). I’ve been working on making my house more homey and wanted a plant so why not buy one that comes with a little luck.

It’s been alive and well for five days. Here’s hoping our luck is turning.

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Libby Juliá-Vázquez is a writer and communications professional, living life in Chicago, one random moment at a a time.

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