Just Around the Corner

The fortune cookie, received on Friday the 13th, said:

“Romance is just around the corner.”

I like to read significance into just about everything and anything that happens. Let’s just call that a “coping mechanism”. Note: not necessarily a very good one.

In “The Fountainhead”, Ayn Rand wrote:

“Patience is always rewarded and romance is always round the corner.”

I didn’t go and look, but I just imagine it was said sarcastically, or ironically. Or that it’s always around the next corner, just out of reach. Or maybe only if you put self-interest above all else.

And, of course, as seems to happen regularly, it turned out that around the next corner (the next day, Saturday). I learned a little more. That put things I want just a little further out of reach. A few more corners away.

The moral of the story: don’t order Chinese food on Friday the 13th.

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