It has good memories attached to it as well, purchased in the gift shop of the de Young museum in San Francisco on a trip last year to see dear friends.
But better still, when I opened the new journal to start writing, the surprise of a gift appeared:
I'd forgotten all about the fortune until I opened the journal and then a whole memory came flooding back to me: a amazing and lovely meal with my wife at a unassuming Korean barbecue restaurant nearly hidden in a block of unassuming shop fronts in a workaday neighborhood on the west side, the smell of the charcoal and the sizzle of the lean meat, the spice of the pickled vegetables.and this, a Chinese fortune cookie to end a Korean meal. I was largely attracted to the advice as a career educator, for it rather sums up experiential education in three neat sentences. But I suspect it is sound advice for a writer as well.