You know all those fortune cookie fortunes you abandon on the table or tuck into your wallet to be forgotten until you dump all your change into your change bowl? Well, I've been stockpiling mine in a small bowl on my writing desk and I've decided that I would pull one, try to be creative with it, and then subject you, Gentle Reader, to my result. The selected day will be Mondays, and this week's selection is:
"Behind bad luck comes good luck."
Snarky response: Well, after a case of bad luck most anything different will feel like good luck.
Okay, so my snark needs a little work, but it's true, right? I mean, when you've been dealing with something bad, and it ends, that's good! It's over! The relief factor will elevate the mere cessation of stress to a level of wonder and gratitude in orders of magnitude directly proportionate and opposite to the stress. Hence, good luck!
As a fortune, I'm thinking it just means - hang in there, things'll get better.
RESEARCH SIDEBAR – Ever wonder who writes those fortunes? Here's a link to a New Yorker article about one such pithy writer – Cookie Master by Jeremy Olshan, The New Yorker - Thank you, ilovegoogle, for posting this link.
So, that's your first Weekly Fortune Cookie. See you next week.