The Meaning of Crickets

Lake Macbride

Lake Macbride

Is the sound of a cricket in the house good luck or bad?

Early morning found me interrupted by chirping—loud and pronounced. I turned on the light of my mobile phone and shined it behind a bookcase, trying to locate the insect. He’s here for the second day.

It’s a long cricket walk from any point of entry to the lower level of the house and my writing desk. It seems doubtful the distinct rhythmic sound will attract a mate. It is distracting to me, but the range is very short.

“It is a sign of extreme good luck,” according to the Internet. “All the things that you have been working toward and dreaming about are now possible. Stay open to guidance and cosmic messages and you will know exactly what you have to do.”

Whatever Internet. If I catch the bug, he’ll be transported outside—unharmed if possible.

Yesterday my editor wrote that my last filing would finish the week. There has been a lot of news lately, so my features get pushed back. New assignments won’t happen until next week, and that’s okay with me.

At the warehouse the other shift supervisor turned in her notice, so it means more work for me in coming weeks until the corporate staff figures out what to do about leadership. Our regional manager seems in no hurry.

After an analysis of the retained value of our net worth during the six years since my “retirement,” it turns out we reached a floor in 2013 and have begun to grow net worth again. I don’t know how that happened since we seldom have extra money. It reinforces a couple of things about low income families. We make do with what we have. We have more than enough to occupy our time. Every income source, no matter how small, is important.

For the moment, I’m going to try to locate the cricket and move him outside. I hope it’s not bad luck.

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One Response to The Meaning of Crickets

  1. John Rachow says:

    Luck? Unlikely. The cricket is probably not where it is supposed to be. Consider that it is lost and calling you for help. Move it outdoors lovingly. Nameste.

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