Tribute to Nan

The story of the Lucky Duck


Since the age of eight, my Lucky Duck has never been far from reach. Nan told us (her daughters and seven grandchildren) the duck figurines she’d purchased from a two-dollar shop would bring us good luck, and I whole-heartly believed her.

During the transition to adulthood, I was the only grandchild to clutch onto hope that my glitter-encrusted porcelain duck would bring me wealth and happiness. It was perhaps only after Nan’s passing I realised my perceived luck wasn’t really luck at all – it was the love and support of the family working its magic.

I don’t think Nan ever allowed herself to take credit for our family’s strong bond and affection for one another. Nan’s Lucky Duck symbolises the importance of supporting others and believing in one’s self beyond any other entity or spiritual power.

Read more about Nan here.  

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