Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - 8:38 PM

Fortunate Kookiness

Last night we had Chinese food. Naturally it came with fortune cookies. My three year old daughter’s fortune said “When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out — because that’s what’s inside.”

Today she had another fortune cookie (left over). I wasn’t there, so here’s my wife’s version of what happened:

[My three year old daughter] is eating another fortune cookie, she made me read it for her:

“The longest journey is the journey inwards.”

She said, “Journey in worms?” looking concerned.

“Journey inwards,” I repeated.

“Journey in words?” she asked.

“Inwards. It means inside.”

“Worms inside me?” she asked, shocked.

“No, a journey inside you.”

“The worms journey inside me?”

“Honey, it’s not about worms. There are no worms inside you. It’s about thinking about who you are.”

“OH, I’m <her name>.”

The End

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