Happy Monday - here's hoping you all had a restful, peaceful weekend. I'm back with another collection! This time's the hoard-ish stack of fortune cookie notes I've been gathering since high school.
I'm not sure why I'm impulsed to continue to save fortunes. When I started, I had grand plans of making an dress entirely out of them, but now at 27 years of age it's evident I'll never be able to eat enough Chinese food to accomplish that goal. Which perhaps is for the best - that would be a lot of takeout. Yet I keep collecting them. Rifling through my stash this weekend was kind of sweet. Some of the fortunes are weird (my favorite being one that warned me of "boats and water" in my future), & others I have taken to heart. In looking for hope everywhere I can at present, it was nice to read encouraging little messages, even messages by way of cookies.
My favorite reads: "Unity is strength." Right now as much as ever I hold that true. We need unity right now, unity for what is sensible & sane, unity in fighting against hate & discrimination.
Here's one more from my collection that I'll leave you with:
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
Don't lose heart, my friends. Unify, strengthen, be courageous.
P.S. See the previous chapter in this series.