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Fortune Cookie and Morning Poem

I like to save up the fortune cookies I get from the Chinese restaurant until I have a small pile, and then eat them all at once. Today I had five, so I ate them with my coffee. Here are my fortunes:

-- Today you should be the leader. Things will go your way.
-- Look up in the sky tonight. Have a moment for yourself.
-- The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
-- Do not demand for someone's soul if you already have his heart.
-- The Tao that can be described is not the everlasting Tao.

Speaking of that which cannot be described, I received the following ambiguous spam in my email box: subject-lined "gkazfp," it read:

Seized from creation by nonentity,
Dismal, endless plain?
and the numbed yards will go back undercover.
Shadows keep piling up as surfaces
Left and Right, and far ahead in the dusk.

Well if you say so.

Comments (3)

True story:

I once got a fortune that read (verbatim): "Today is a good day to go moose hunting with a belly dancer". I only wish I had kept it.

Jim C. [TypeKey Profile Page]:

The line about the shadows is from an actual published poem on this page. http://www.press.uchicago.edu/News/winterpoems.html

I checked a couple of the other lines and they only showed up in other spam.


I figured it was a real poem. It's better than random "lorem ipset," I guess.

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Don't worry, he's just chopping broccoli.


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