Happiness Lies in Wait

Happiness lies ahead. – Found in my fortune cookie.

Taken at face value that sounds simple enough, nice enough. But, if you think about it a bit more, doesn’t it sound kind of evil and threatening. Happiness lurks… waiting to jump out and get you. What kind of happiness is it? Also, the fortune doesn’t say I will be happy, just that happiness lies ahead. It could be that I make someone else happy when they laugh as I fall off the sidewalk into the path of a moving bus. Real friends don’t laugh when you get hit by a bus, but other people might.

Write about “Happiness lies ahead” how that is really such an ominous fortune disguised as something light and fluffy.

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