I found this page about grasshopper symbolism when I went to look up something with which to tease Leeann. The site, What’s Your Sign, has a lot of other stuff like that – signs, totems, symbolism and similar superstitions.
To be honest, I am generally of the opinion that all that stuff is a bunch of hooey but at the same time I find it mildly fascinating. I guess it’s curiosity – wanting to know what other people believe and what’s important to other cultures. And, I have to admit, believing in totems and good luck symbols and such, all seems so pleasant and sane compared to the deadly serious martyr religions.
You might find this strange but I actually sort of like grasshoppers so it’s easy for me to think of them as being “lucky.” Some people say that believing a thing is lucky makes it lucky so maybe it would be good to let ourselves believe that common, ordinary things are lucky, if we can. But, aside from the question of whether or not grasshoppers are lucky, I think they’re kinda neat. I’m rather proud of this photo I took of one on our deck. (I would post it here but I think poor Leeann has been freaked out enough for one day. I can’t afford to loose even one reader.)
(No sermons nor religion bashing, please!)