Sunday, December 4, 2011

Today's fortune: December 4, 2011

Today's fortune: Struggle as hard as you can for whatever you believe in.

Amen, brother. This is the kind of fortune you can tattoo to your forehead, or paint on the hood of your car, or, at the very least, carry it around in your FortuneKeeper.

There are many things I believe in, many things I would struggle to protect, and certainly things I would give my life for.

I believe in all the basic stuff: right to privacy, freedom of speech and the press, freedom from fear, all the things immortalized by Rockwell.

I believe in my wife, and I trust her, and I love her implicitly and explicitly.

I believe that in a free country, every person has the right to live the way they want, marry whomever they want and pursue any sort of lifestyle they want as long as those things don't impinge on anyone else's freedoms.

I believe nobody sings like this guy:

I believe nobody's voice is as heartbreaking as this guy:

And I believe nobody rocks or rolls like this guy:

I believe in the restorative power of springtime and a new baseball season.

And finally, I believe that a tiny fortune cookie and a few words on a slip of paper can make a man do crazy things, but it can also bring people together in a way I never imagined possible.