Thursday, January 14, 2010

And Now, A Word from the Universe

Last night, I had dinner with my recently engaged ex-neighbor Charlotte. At the end of our meal, I cracked open my fortune cookie and was surprised to see only one word staring up at me.

Wait.

Below it was the Chinese translation, and below that were a string of lucky numbers. But that one word struck me so and seemed like a command from the heavens.

Wait. Stop the worrying. Stop trying to race ahead. Stop considering all the options. Stop trying to predict the future. Just sit here in this moment and be patient, damn it.

I actually laughed out loud when I reported my “fortune” to Charlotte.

“Well at least yours is better than mine!” she said. “Mine says ‘lettuce’.”

Charlotte wins.

14 comments:

Mike129 said...

If only our brains would just "lettuce wait."

:)

Mandy's Kidding said...

Wow.

The universe knows what the flip it's talking about.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Ha, that is wild. What do you think Lettuce means for her? I think mine would say RUN right now.

laura said...

"Wait" - in bed.

Mel Heth said...

Mike129 - Brilliant. I love it.

Mandy - Seriously, right?

Wow TWA - I have no idea what lettuce might mean but it made us laugh for quite awhile. Whatcha running from? Or are you just needing to train for a marathon? :)

Laura - This made me laugh out loud! I think it's a little too late for me to wait in bed. :P

justrun said...

Lettuce + Wait = lettuce wait? :) I'm a dork.

But I think I need that fortune, too.

blakspring said...

and there wasn't a "real" fortune on the reverse? then again, there is wisdom in "wait".

Janice MacLeod said...

Fortune cookies are sages of the modern world. I bet they are written by copywriters.

Mermanda said...

Hmm.... I say do what the cookie says. You don't want to upset it! :)

Sizzle said...

Love. It.

It's perfect.

Hannah said...

Wow. That's creepy. But, like a good creepy. Pretty cool though.

Jane Moneypenny said...

<3 it. Can you scan that in and send me that over and over again so I remember that exact motto? I'm always wanting life to happen right now!

If and when you get that ring from Mr. Wonderful, you should pull out that fortune and show him.

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geekhiker said...

I once got a fortune that said "let someone cut in front of you in traffic today."

Never was quite sure what to make of that one...