CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

How Much Luck Do You Need?

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

6-2010

Publication Title

Jamaica Magazine

Abstract

Article Excerpt

“How much luck do you need?” Not a question most of us ever consider but one that could be profoundly insightful.

At work I have a vase on my desk with some bamboo stalks growing in water. I had placed them there to add greenery to my workspace and maybe even bring myself some luck (bamboo’s legendary function).

The other day my colleague, Stephen, came into my office after his long summer break, and as soon as his eyes landed on my bamboo stalks he smiled and threw back his head. “Wow, these have grown so much!” he chirped.

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