Henry's All Star Socks
Photo by Amy LV
Athletes often develop superstitions centered on rituals around clothing, talk, and game habits. Our baseball-playing Henry has not developed any of these superstitions yet, but sometimes his games fall close enough together that he has to pull socks out of the hamper!
Janet S. Wong, author of acclaimed children's books, has written a beautiful poetry book about superstitions, about everything from ears to potatoes. In her book, Knock on Wood, Janet says, "Who knows why we believe what we do? Maybe, in times of uncertainty, we like to have rituals to follow, to make us feel secure. Maybe, in times like these, we should make up some new superstitions of our own."
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