Toad in the Hole

October 11, 2005

Fortunate

Yesterday, as is our monthly custom, we met a handful of the Chaparral House Alumni for lunch at an inexpensive restaurant on Solano Avenue. (The Alumni are people who had family members at that nursing home; for a brief, necessary time we organized a kickass family council, and most of us are still involved in one way or another with the place.)

Mona opened her fortune cookie as we lingered over tea and read it out loud, for the same reason Becky reads the horoscope to Chris, I suspect.

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel, a comedy for those who think."

Offhand, Joe connected that one with Balzac. Google gives me attributions, from random quoters, to Jean de la Bruyere, Horace Walpole, Aldous Huxley, and, wait for it, "fortune cookie."

Posted at October 11, 2005 03:20 PM

Comments

Life can also seem a tragedy for those whose plant-savvy blog pals won't come over and identify their leaf spots for them... :)

Posted by: Rurality at October 15, 2005 03:24 PM