Once a month my family goes to Chez Elena Wu for Wednesday night dinner. Reasons:
- It’s two minutes from my husband’s office.
- Mom’s weeknight cooking break.
- Wonton soup.
- Soft-shell crabs permanently on the menu!
- Fortune cookies.
- Fortune cookie fortunes.
In fact, breaking open the cookies and sharing our respective fortunes is a ritual. I read first, Ken is second and our son Ethan goes last.
The fortunes are often laughably silly (and grammatically incorrect). But every now and then a gem appears, as it did last Wednesday for Ethan:
“Good writing is clear thinking made visible.”
WOW! I cannot think of a more concise explanation of what I do, and why I love doing it.
When agonizing over that bit of content (for a book, website, social media, blog, marketing, email) to get the message just right, think of this fortune cookie jewel. Focus on the anticipated, splendid results of your writing and editing efforts!