Every once in a while, a fortune cookie offers true wisdom.
Nearly two years ago, when visiting Seattle on my initial reconnaissance mission to the Pacific Northwest, I had dinner with two friends, one from high school and one from college. At the end of the meal, some fortune cookies were passed around and we all cracked them open. Fortune cookie fortunes contain all manner of messages, some generic, some insightful, some funny, and some absolutely nonsensical.
On this particular occasion, I was gifted with yet another sign that I was on the right course. It read,
Getting together with old friends brings new adventures.
I held on to that fortune for nearly two years, waiting for the right time to pass it along. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have the sense and the resources to travel back to the East coast to attend the wedding of my good friend. I presented the fortune to his best man, our mutual best friend. It was a small token, but oftentimes the simplest things are the most profound, and the most important.