Chinese cuisine, coping, Fortune cookie, health, news, tragedy
Amidst the horrible turn the national news took this week, I feel deflated. I avoid news, opinion, and commentary. It all makes my head spin and my stomach roil. I found comfort with a big, fat, saucy, spicy, Chinese dinner.
From the ubiquitous fortune cookie, out tumbled my fortune: Eat your fruits and vegetables to strengthen your health.
p style=”text-align:left;”>I am perplexed. It’s not like fruits and vegetables are prevalent in Chinese food. What clairvoyance drives whoever writes these things? If we all ate more fruits and vegetables would world health improve, thereby reducing the prevalence of demented misbehavior? If only it were true.
I’m so glad to not have to read another opinion about the events of last week.
Wouldn’t it be great if we really could stand together as a nation and seek to find a practical way to fix our tremendous cultural problems? Damn.
This post made me laugh.
I am so glad to see you back in the swing of things. I love your reasoned approach to all the complex issues we face.
What a good idea! We could all use a distraction right about now!
Robert Brownbridge Writes Stories and Poetry said:
I like this a lot, Linda. Very cogent.subtle but pointed.
How do you get those snowflakes to fall on your site? Brilliant!
Linda Paul said:
Thanks. I’ll share the flakes with you.
That’s a clever fortune cookie …
Yes, it took me by surprise.
I agree, Linda: If only it were true. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas. I hope you’ll feel re-inflated soon.
Thanks, Charles. I’m easily re-inflated…typical American with short attention span….