It may seem strange, but I got into the habit of wearing a helmet as soon as I began motorcycling and have done so ever since. I feel compelled to buy a new one every so often, too.
Not so much a charm as bordering on garment fetishism.
"Nothing from the past was sad...every incident from the past was laughable
for the simple reason that it was past, and that he had survived it without
mortal damage." (Alan Sillitoe.)
Thank you for your support...