So, I’m doing this Day Zero Project thingy. You know, the “101 in 1001” thing? Yeah. So I’m starting easy. But here’s an update.
I’ve already answered the “50 questions that will free your mind.” Either this list of questions is lending too much credit to itself… or my mind is already fairly free. I will admit though, that there were a few good ones that got me thinking. I’m now evaluating a couple of aspects of my life that I was not previously evaluating. We’ll have to see how this turns out.
On my list was “leave an inspirational note in a book for someone else to find.” I am not sure that I’m pompous enough to assume anything I say will be perceived as inspirational, but I left two notes in two different library books today. I hoped these notes would inspire travel, tolerance, and appreciation. Not sure though. However, I did realise how easy this was to do. Also, I found that it satisfied my need to be a sneaky bastard. I think I’ll make a habit of this.
Got me thinking. I’ve been an avid fan of Chinese take-out for most of my life. About 10 years ago, I started collecting the fortunes I’d get out of my fortune cookies. Then, about 4 years ago, my wallet went through the washer/dryer. In one fateful rinse-and-spin cycle, I lost 116 brave little fortune-cookie fortunes. (Yes, of course, I counted!) Today, I have 61 fortune-cookie fortunes in my wallet. The reason I’ve collected them: I love when somebody is having a day that needs a bit of inspiration. So I’m always able to look through my wallet, and find a (usually) perfect fortune to fit their situation. Or sometimes, it’s a lot of fun to pass one to somebody at a bar or at 7-11 or wherever, just to see the “what the fuck” expression roll across the faces of unsuspecting civilians.
Anyway, I’m thinking it may be fun to take my remaining fortunes and put them up in a bunch of good library books. I’m a person who is ruled by symbology. I’m always drawing conclusions and trying to see patterns in things. So what would happen if I learned to place the perfect fortune inside the perfect book? Perhaps people would take this “as a sign” or something… because I know that’s exactly what I would do.
No, this post doesn’t have to have a point. Just thinking aloud on the information superhighway. Perhaps I will get some comments about fortune-cookie fortunes, inspirational notes left in books, or maybe just an idea about patterns and/or all things symbolic. Or maybe people will tell me about the things they collect (I’d be really happy to hear about this)?!