January 21, 2018


Another film that I recommend was made in 1964 and is called ‘The Luck of Ginger Coffey’ and it stars Robert Shaw as an Irish immigrant trying to make his way in Montreal, Canada with his wife (Mary Ure) and his young daughter…much is made of luck…some people are lucky it is said and some are not…this does seem to be the case often, but it is true that we often make our own luck…a decision here and a decision there can often have great implications down the road…it is said that the harder you work, the luckier you get…true in some cases…but not always…in the movie, Ginger seems to have nothing but bad luck as in tries to get work…in his marriage…and in his relationship with his daughter…and in some of these cases, he had made bad decisions which influenced his ‘luck’…looking at it from a supernatural aspect, if you look in the dictionary, definitions of luck consider it to be an attribute of a person…someone for example, that if they fell into a vat of manure, they would come out smelling like a rose…or sometimes a person is considered to be born lucky if they born into an affluent family or if they have good genetics, such as being musically inclined like their parents or something like that…on the other hand, some people seem to have misfortune follow them around like a dark cloud, and it might be said that they were born under an unlucky star…luck can be good or bad, and it might be a product of chance, rather than any other condition…i.e. to be in the right place at the right time…or the wrong place at the wrong time…luck can be just a matter of happenstance and nothing we have done has had any influence on what happened…those who are high-minded often scoff at the idea of ‘luck’, but I know in a couple of cases where they carried around a little horseshoe or some other kind of ‘lucky trinket’…just in case.

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