Believe it or not, this is not a post about Easter. First of all, I'm not an Easter-type of gal, and second it's just a coincidence that I'm writing this post so close to the Easter holiday. Actually, it has to do with the first of the month. It just so happens tomorrow is April 1st. Nothing to do with April Fool's Day either. Oy...so much explanation for all the things this post ISN'T about. Here's what it IS about:
I've always been a voracious reader, even when I was a young lass. I never did the "Nancy Drew" thing, but I did like the Trixie Belden series. Also, a young girl detective, not unlike Nance, but a little more cool. Plus, she lived in New York like me (only she lived upstate in a richer, woodsy area but still...we were both New Yorkers. I don't know where Nancy Drew lived.) Anyway, it was from the Trixie Belden books where I learned about "Rabbit, Rabbit" and I've held on to it ever since. That in itself may be a little pathetic, but what can I tell you?
Basically, this is how it works. On the last day of the month, before you go to sleep, you make a wish. Say the wish out loud. And then once the wish is made, you cannot speak again. Go to sleep. Happy dreams! Then, when you wake up on the first day of the new month, the first words out of your mouth have to be...you guessed it..."RABBIT, RABBIT!"
So I've been doing this for all these many years...making a wish on the last day of the month, waking up yelling "Rabbit, Rabbit" on the first day of the new month. I don't think my wish has ever come true...but I still do it.
I've blown it plenty of times, and sometimes I would even put a little note on my alarm clock to remind me to say "Rabbit, Rabbit." Sometimes I would make the wish at 11:59pm and yell "Rabbit, Rabbit" at midnight. I don't think you have to yell the words, but for some reason I always do.
So here we are, March 31st, another chance to make another wish, and tomorrow on April 1st, here's wishing that wish will come true.
What will you wish for?