Hope, Dreams, Wishes and a Wing and a Prayer – strategies to help the Sacramento Kings obtain a successful draft lottery, a primer for the desperate fan in preparation for May 19, 2009
First, let’s get some terminology out of the way:
(above, mandatory headgear for area below Section 214 at Arco Arena)
A Wing and a Prayer
Meaning In poor condition, but just managing to get the job done.
Origin This phrase originated with the WWII patriotic song Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer (1943), by Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh, which tells of a damaged warplane, barely able to limp back to base:
Powerful Magickal Talismans Amulets Charms Empowerment Rituals and Spells
Please note that this is serious magick and requires your serious participation. Most empowerments come with self initiation rituals and exercises to develop the powers, and require regular repetition of sacred prayers and mantras. Many of these Magick items descriptions mention miraculous powers that can be developed: let us make it clear now that these powers do not come instantly, but require some work.
Spirits, Gods and Demi-Gods
LPA – we are counting on you as the StR version of Lady Luck
The Affirmation route:
The four principles of good luck are;
1) You must be able to recognize and maximize chance opportunities.
2) You must recognize and listen to your gut hunches.
3) You must expect good fortune.
4) You must be able to turn your bad luck into good luck.
(Above, a picture of OKC’s Kevin Durant devouring the last vestiges of hope in Seattle)
Wards and actions
Crossing one's fingers, by curling the middle finger over the index, is thought to bring good luck. This dates back to when crossed fingers were used as a gesture to ward off witches and others considered to be or possess evil spirits. It is also seen as bad luck to cross your fingers on both hands
(this is why draft picks are measured with shoes on!)
In many places throughout the world, horseshoes are nailed above the doorway or carried about as a lucky charm.
In order to glean the benefits, there are rules, too:
-The horseshoe must have been worn by a horse.
-The horseshoe must have been found, not purchased.
-(Mainly England/Ireland) The horseshoe must be placed facing up, or the luck will run out.
-(Everywhere else) The horseshoe must be placed facing down so the luck can pour on you.
Before I end this journey into how to best prepare for Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 let me wish well to Kings fans from all over the world
and – may the Kings "win" the lottery so that they may draft the pick they want.