There’s a Chinese take-out restaurant across the street from my office, and I usually buy my lunch there once or twice a week. Not surprisingly, I am always given a fortune cookie with my meal. Yesterday, my fortune read:

Depart not from the path which fate has you assigned.

I have no intention of challenging the wisdom of that little gem… but I should say that this restaurant gets the best fortune cookies. They’re a constant source of joy and enlightenment. I think if I eat there enough, my elevated consciousness may lead me to transcend this earthly existence entirely. Some other little nuggets of distilled wisdom from recently consumed fortune cookies:

  • In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
  • Wisdom is only found in truth.
  • To be loved, be lovable.
  • You have an unusual equipment for success, use it properly.
  • It tastes sweet.

Go forth in understanding and spiritual harmony.

NP: Broken Social Scene, late night bedroom rock for the missionaries