Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Interpreting Messages from Fortune Cookies




“Something you lost will soon turn up.”

I found this fortune sitting on the counter of the condominium we were staying at in Cannon Beach and had no idea where the paper came from. I didn’t believe it was directed towards me when I saw it since I couldn’t think of anything I had lost recently. But later, I popped onto Facebook to do a little catching up and clicked on the Facebook fortune cookie that comes with the daily horoscope. What did it say?

Yes.

It did.

“Something you lost will soon turn up.”

It was clear to me that these strange events had a message for me. But there was nothing material I could think of that I had lost recently.

So I pondered . . . what exactly did I lose?

Someone from my past?

A part of myself?

I wasn’t sure, but it was such a weird synchronicity I couldn’t let go of until I interpreted it; I told my mom and daughter about the strange fortune cookie findings hoping for help.

“You lost your humor,” my daughter said, reminding me of a conversation I’d had with her a couple of nights before when we were sleeping in a tent together in the middle of the forest.

I’d told her that after I’d watched my dad get sick and die, I had lost my humor. I had been struggling to find that part of myself again, not only in my everyday life, but also in my writing.

I miss that light-hearted piece of me.

At least now I feel reassured that if I keep working at it, that "something" I lost will soon turn up. Because, you know, fortune cookie fortunes are always right.

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17 comments:

  1. see, that last line did have sense of humor. it must be back. :) hope it becomes clearer, but i love these little pieces of coincidence. they give us something to think about!

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    1. Thank you, Bolton. I agree ... I think these "little pieces" make life fun. :-)

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  2. Your belly is really going to hurt on that day soon when something ridiculous happens and you just can't stop laughing. One of those full body laughs when you can't breathe and your eyes tear up. I wish a snort for you as well.

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    1. Aaww ... thanks, Lauri. Okay, I admit it. I laughed so hard I actually peed my pants at one point on my trip (and I have witnesses ... ewww ... LOL ...)

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  3. Ah, yes! A snort it is. That is when you know you have made it. Definitely worth aiming for.

    If it is any consolation, Linda, you may have felt it lost, but the rest of us see it shadowing you around. Take a good look in the mirror and I"m sure you can make out the edges.

    Glad you are having fun and adventures! Fill that well up so the rest of us can drink deeply.

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  4. I'm so glad this synchronicity happened to you. I needed this to happen to you. Every Cat needs a funny Mouse to laugh with.♥

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  5. There's a Facebook fortune cookie? I must get that! Cannon Beach is lovely...I hope you're having a great time there! About your lost sense of humor, I can't say anything better than Lori...beautifully put!

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    1. Did you find the fortune cookie, Muddy??? Thank you for your sweet wishes.

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  6. Oh dear. I remember that feeling when my father died. But it feels really nice to hope in the promise of a fortune cookie and a bit of serendipity; does no harm and is a great comfort on the road to recovery.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Veronica.

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  7. I had lunch with my friend Stephanie years ago. I was in trasition, recently remarried, leaving one field of work, not quite sure of the other - I said to her, "Steph, I don't know where I'm going," and then I opened my fortune cookie. It was blank.

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    1. Ooohh .. I like that! (Did you??) It seems to mean your whole future is open for whatever you choose.

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  8. Very interesting, Linda! What are the chances, right? I'm with you, it has to be significant.

    Thanks for linking this up with the TALU!

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  9. Wow, well that was NEAT. I wrote a very detailed post about a recurring dream that after many MANY years I interpreted it and it meant that I was lost. It was sad to finally realize what the dream meant, but I have turned that around. If you haven't found it yet for sure I am sure that fortune will make itself known again. Since it was seven months ago, do you feel like you've found it? On another note, I have a fortune cookie thing tacked on my board right here. It says, "Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded." Still waitin' for the suitably rewarded part ;-)

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  10. I never thought much of fortune cookies either, but yours definitely seemed to have significance for you. I agree with the above comments about enjoying a crazy good, whole-hearted laugh in your near future. Enjoy it! =)

    TALU

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