Monday, April 23, 2012

Book No. 78.

What is it about fortune cookie fortunes that so many people enjoy (myself included)?

The fortunes are intentionally vague. They're associated with Chinese food and yet they are entirely an American tradition. And sometimes they are not even fortunes at all.

Yet, the idea of something good coming our way gives us hope. The chance to look for something in our world to fulfill the words of the fortune gives us meaning. It's as if the messages are just a vessel transporting us, only if we're willing, to an understanding that the good fortune we long for is already here in our lives.

Grace Lin's book offers the same feeling.

And it's a really great feeling.

- Matthew

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