My mother was an extremely superstitious person. She also was a prankster. Today, April 1st, combines both of those qualities of hers. For me, today serves as a day of remembrance.
First, let me start out with a shout out to “Rabbit, Rabbit”. On the first of every month, it’s an old tradition to state first thing in the morning “rabbit, rabbit” for it supposedly brings good luck for the rest of the month. This superstition I did not learn from my mother. Instead, I learned about it at boarding school. I thought it so odd. But was thrilled to share with my mother a superstition she didn’t know about or already addess. I said it this morning and truly hope luck shines through in this month. I’m going to need it.
Second, my mother loved April Fools’ day. She would plan months in advance for some of her epic pranks. I was amused that someone could be so gleeful about the day. Now that I’m older I really don’t see or experience that many wild pranks. It’s like people forgot how to have good silly fun. Or are maybe afraid to get too creative about their pranks. Either way, I wish people some good, fun pranks that leave you laughing for a few days.