Thursday, September 30, 2010

comfort in the fortune.

It's not the first time that I've found comfort in a fortune cookie.

I wouldn't suggest relying on said cookies for firm advice,
but sometimes,
the one-liner feels spot on.

I've been carrying these around for the past three weeks or so,
as a reminder to myself that
some days,
somehow,
we are spoken to.
Even be it through a fortune cookie.

When I read this, I felt understood--
as if the fortune writer was writing to me only,
and him or her knew that if I hadn't some relief soon,
I might just give up and instead gear my life towards better housekeeping.

I smiled. Relieved on the inside.

Because the kids were reeking havoc and unaware of the cookies,
Husband and I each took another.
I smiled again.

There is a method to this madness.
In some sort of whirlwind of timing or lack thereof,
the necessary focus is driving its point home.

I take notice.
I do.

Husband and I have this thing when we are out for Chinese.
If the fortune is bad, we don't eat the cookie.
Well, that's just him-- 
I'm not the superstitious type.

I just believe in mass produced fortune cookies.



3 comments:

a little bit biased September 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

Cute Cass! Good fortunes. Nice to have once in a while...That's funny that Nate doesn't eat them when they're bad.

Tricia Lee Riggio September 30, 2010 at 8:10 PM  

look at you cass...oh i miss you i really do.

A Serenade for Solitude September 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

Ambs- One more reason he's a character and a hoot to be married to. ;)

Tricia- your comment warmed my heart very much. I miss you! Do you have a blog?!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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