& so it begins ... the waiting ... wanting ... wishing ... hoping & praying. the unnerving belief that your dreams can come true & hollywood endings do exist.
you cross your fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes & "T"'s ... wish on a star, eyelash or candle on a cake ... say a prayer if you pray & if you don't a quick word with him upstairs never hurt anyone.
fill your pockets with charms ... a rabbits foot, four leaf clover, horseshoe, wishbone & who could forget the male tortoiseshell cat.
plant lavender for luck, throw salt over your left shoulder & don't avoid those birds looking for a toilet (though investing in some good laundry detergent might be a plan here).
luck, chance, destiny, fate, karma & serendipity all playing a part in the outcome, in your search for that happy ending.