|Words and photo by F LoBuono|
While sweeping the floor of my apartment, I noticed a thin strip of paper lying hidden behind one of my chairs. Being a fastidious cleaner (LOL), I reached down to pick it up. I immediately recognized it as a Chinese fortune cookie strip. How it got there, we'll never know and is irrelevant anyway. Of course, I did what I think anyone would have done; I read it:
YOU HAVE AT YOUR COMMAND THE WISDOM OF THE AGES.
Of course, that made me smile! However, even with a healthy ego like mine, I could not accept that as accurate. I will say that I'm workin' on it - hard. But I've barely set out on this sojourn. I have many more roads to explore before (if ever!) I can even hope to achieve that most lofty and admirable goal.
At the same time, it sure is fun to think that nothing is completely random, everything has a purpose. Was finding that particular message at this particular time a sign that, at least, I'm on the right path? I can't answer that. I simply don't know. But I do know that it can never work if you don't believe . . .