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Real Fortune Cookie Wisdom
Sunday, February 13th, 2011

On Friday night, I ate Chinese food with the fam. Not my favorite cuisine. I like a lot of spice. However, it’s always fun to get to the end of the meal and open those crunchy shells to read the fortunes inside. This time, mine made me smile.

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.
Autograph your work with excellence.

How strange and appropriate was that? I’m not one to dwell on what’s not real. Yes, I did stand in the dark during that last eclipse at 2:00 AM, hoping to soak up a little magic. Yes, I have been known to do a “hand spell” when I can’t sleep because I’m waiting for something to happen. Heavens, I’ve even been known to talk to the air, hoping some entity is listening and will grant me solace or a wish. What I don’t do is put too much stock in anything other than my own strengths.

However, every now and then, I get those little wake up calls. Those little coincidences that surprise, amuse and make me wonder. I told you about the feral cat I met and befriended on the night of that lunar eclipse. The last time I did a hand spell, I got a contract with Berkley. My confidence has been a little shaken lately, but now, I have an answer from the ether. Autograph my work with excellence.

5 comments to “Real Fortune Cookie Wisdom”

  1. Lisa J
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      · February 13th, 2011 at 9:17 am · Link

    That’s a great fortune. Sure beats the lame ones I always get.



  2. Allie
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      · February 13th, 2011 at 11:55 am · Link

    I once got a fortune cookie message that changed my life, in a good way. :) Little things can be big things.



  3. Diane Sadler
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      · February 13th, 2011 at 8:06 pm · Link

    And doesn’t it make you wonder about the order of life?



  4. Delilah
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      · February 14th, 2011 at 8:31 am · Link

    Lisa J! I have good fortune cookie luck. My dd, on the other hand, usually gets the enigmatic quotes that sound like bad fortune cookie jokes. Sounds like you have bad fortune cookie luck too!

    Allie! And you won’t share that message?!

    Diane! It does indeed. All that stuff about putting your dreams “out there” doesn’t sound quite so woo-woo when wierd coincidences happen. :)



  5. Allie
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      · February 14th, 2011 at 11:07 am · Link

    “Only you can change your future.”