If it is really true that it is better to say nothing at all if you can’t say anything nice, then this is going to be a blank blog because nothing good happened before or after dance class. Nothing really terrible happened either, just a lot of bedevilment.
I don’t believe in evil spirits, especially not the kind that bring misfortune, though many people do. Traditionally, the Chinese believed that evil spirits could only travel in straight lines, hence all their winding roads and curled roofs. So, to be on the safe side, tomorrow I will make sure I travel on non-linear paths and see if my luck changes.
Apparently, these spirits also avoid the light, so here’s wishing you many new lightfully crooked paths!
Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, andDaughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.