Last night, Rachel cracked open a fortune cookie and pulled out what may very well be the best fortune ever, beating such past favorites as
You will get some new clothes.
You will be on the list of the excellent people this year.
The new contender?
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out — because that’s what’s inside.
Lucky numbers: 21, 44, 28, 33, 14, 8
It’s simple, elegant, self-evidently true, and (I believe) truly comforting to any one in need of reassurance that, in this topsy-turvy world, sometimes things are the way they seem.