worry monsters

I gave Linette a stack of stuff and asked her if she’d scan it for me the next time she had the scanner up and running. She threw some of the stuff away, claiming that it was garbage that no one would care about, and combined some of the other pieces in ways that I hadn’t really intended. This image is of a fortune I received at a Chinese restaurant a few weeks ago, laying on top of a beautiful postcard sent by a reader in Atlanta named Natalie. I think they work really well together… The fortune says, “Your worries will vanish if you face them bravely.”

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10 Comments

  1. kez
    Posted October 13, 2005 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    face your worries? earthly impossible… and that’s what paxil is for. although i worry if that’s really helping much; after reading the current newsweek, i now worry that i will be infected by the “bird flu”.

  2. Ken
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Everybody needs a good editor. Sounds like Linette is doing a bang-up job being yours.

  3. Andrew
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    When did the fortunes in fortune cookies go from being, well… fortunes, or predictions of the future, to being rather generic words o’wisdom? I can remeber being a kid and getting fortunes that predicted meeting mysterious strangers or taking unexpected journeys. None ever came true, but that wasn’t the point…

  4. Doug Skinner
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Perhaps the fortune is meant for the cookie, not the eater. And the cookie did take an unexpected journey and meet a mysterious stranger.

  5. Tony Buttons
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    How’s this for a fortune:

    “You Now Have Bird Flu”

  6. Andrew
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Ah. I’d not thought of it that way at all…

  7. Ken
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    My sister always complains when she cracks open a fortune cookie, “That’s not a fortune, that’s advice!”

  8. mark
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of your sister, is she still seeing gangs of Scientologists roaming around the streets of her town?

  9. Posted October 15, 2005 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    My favorite is still:

    “Please help me, I’m being held hostage in a fortune cookie factory.”

  10. mark
    Posted October 15, 2005 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    “For all the answers… read Dianetics.”

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