" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

January 30, 2013

White Feathers As Signs

Andy Murray and the white feather.
My blogging friend Mike Perry often posts stories about people's experiences with white feathers and how they interpret them as signs from above.  
A White Dove As A Message From Her Dead Mother  
The other night while watching the Australian Tennis final between Andy Murray 
and Novak Djokovic, a white feather landed on the court just as Andy was about to serve.
Murray was winning at the time, but it all went downhill for him as soon as he removed the feather from the court.
Andy Murray curses unlucky white feather as his Australian Open dreams float away in painful defeat to Novak Djokovic
SCOTS fans and celebrities sent commiseration messages to the tennis ace as he lost out to Djokovic in Melbourne with a fluttering white feather playing a key role in turning the match as Murray led early on. 
AN UNLUCKY white feather broke Andy Murray’s heart at the Australian Open yesterday.
It drifted into his eyeline as the Scot prepared to serve in a second-set tiebreak against world No1 Novak Djokovic.
A distracted Andy removed it … then double-faulted to let the Serb take the upper hand.
 The 25-year-old – who was suffering with blistered and bandaged feet – never recovered, losing the final in four sets. 
Within moments fans on Twitter were blaming the feather.
Even Andy said: “I could have served but it just caught my eye before I got the chance.
“I thought it was a good idea to move it. 
Maybe it wasn’t.”
Andy Murray removing the white feather from the court.
Not long after this incident in the match we lost our electrical power to the house for a day and a half, so we didn't get to see the rest of the match. 
It's interesting how one person will get great comfort from a white feather and another person will see it as bad luck.
Looks like there is always two sides to a white feather ;-)


Mike Perry said...

We can probably attribute any power to anything but for me white feathers have always been a positive sign, following the death of loved ones - a message if you like.

Though there are symbols going back thousands of years, which may well have a certain power or significance, I feel we should try never to give anything a negative quality. Things are often as we believe.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Andy Murray is the one giving it the negative spin,to me it was a positive sign because I was going for Djokovic.-)

Interestingly for you Mike,when Djokovic won that set the score was Djokovic 6 7 to Murray's 7 6.

Mike Perry said...

I was half heartedly going for Murray but I don't really take to him (other than because he's British). I remember the 67 76 scores.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Fascinating about the flip side of white feathers for Murray. I agree with Mike. Belief seems to be key.