The Fortunate Son
© 2002 Ginger Henry Geyer
1 ¾" x 5 ¼" x 7 ½"
For my world religions class I did some research on fortune cookies. Guess what, they were invented in San Francisco. Anyway, I tried baking some with paper slips bearing the sayings of Confucius. He would be probably be amused at his sayings being turned into pithy cookie contents that one obtains by chance. My cookies were a flop. It was easier making them in porcelain.
Clay cookies will break just as easily as the real thing, revealing their contents. The ends of the paper slips stick out here, revealing only part of a fortune. Maybe that is how it is meant to me.
"Now I know only in part, then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known."
(I Corinthians 13: 12)
Melissa Driscoll, Prism Online, "San Francisco's Claim to Fortune Fame"
Huston Smith, The World's Religions
Also: Betty Sue Flowers, Kathleen Niendorff