Love Those Fortune Cookies, Part 22

It took long enough, but I broke down and treated myself to a Chinese buffet tonight for the first time since my move home. (When you’re on the ol’ austerity budget, 10 bucks is a splurge. Woo hoo!) But I was out at my radio station, WPKN, much of the day, and my mom wasn’t gonna be around for dinner, so I fended for myself.

Anyway, the Hibachi Grill in Orange was better — and, in a surprise — cheaper — than the Chinese buffets in Fresno. But one thing remains constant: fortune cookies that, despite their inherent vagaries, speak directly to something pertinent in my life.

And as the cookie crumbled, I pulled out the little slip of paper, and it read:

“Good writing is clear thinking made visible.”

Maybe that’s why I haven’t been able to finish even the first installment of the long trip home — I’m not thinking clearly. Or maybe I’m just a shitty writer and won’t admit it to myself.

What’s clear is that things certainly aren’t clear right now. On a lot of fronts. And that fortune cookies are universal, regardless of location.

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One Response to “Love Those Fortune Cookies, Part 22”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Howdy! I have been following you and your life for a while. You are a very interesting, intelligent person. Good Chinese food can also allow you to think clearly. You to feel so satisfied, if even for a few moments in this crazy, hectic World that we all make our way through. Soooo, you didn’t write about your travels home. You haven’t done so yet, so why push yourself?? Maybe you see it as a failing,,,trucking on back home. So did I……… when I reluctantly crawled back home from Florida many years ago. Well, my life and self bloomed. This is not a failure…but an awakening! You are right where you are supposed to be at the right, exact time. You will see! This an exciting new chapter in your life. Embrace it!! Do not concern yourself with writing about the trip. That was then. This is now. Enjoy this present with every fiber of your being! This moment is all we have. Live Well ! Write On!

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