When we lived in San Francisco one of my cousins told me that whenever we drove through a tunnel I had to hold my breathe and touch the top of the car with one finger. This would of course guaranty that my wish would come true. (I was about 10) Some of the tunnels in SF were pretty long and I remember getting light headed a few times trying to hold my breathe until we came out at the other end. We did it so often that to this day I'll hold my breathe whenever we drive through a tunnel and I always make a wish. Sometimes I'll even touch the top of the car with my finger (if I'm not the one driving). And I still can't hold my breathe all the way through the really long ones.
At 6 or 7 I wanted to shrink so I could play IN my dollhouse. At 8 I wanted to fly and at 9 I think I wanted to be Wonder Woman. I liked her bracelets. Of course the wishes that needed the most tending were the ones where I wished a boy I liked would crush on me too. I got really good at holding my breathe by then.
Today I still make lots of wishes. Some silly....I wish HGTV would come and give my house a makeover. Others genuine and heartfelt....and I can't tell you those because I want them all to come true. I've heard about some very interesting wishing rituals over the years but none of them stayed with me like the holding your breathe through the tunnel one. What rituals do you do to make your wishes come true? Care to share a wish or two?
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