Pam brought in fortune cookies and we wrote for 7 minutes on the message in our cookie.
The words on my slip of paper weren't proverbial, enlightening or inspirational, but nevertheless I wrote for 7 minutes.
After time was up, we took turns sharing our writing. After the third member read her fortune, I thought, "boy, did I get a lousy cookie!"
And that's exactly what I told the group before I read my fortune:
Learn Chinese - Roast Duck
Well, it turns out that I should have read the other side of the slip of paper, which never occurred to me. In my defense, I rarely eat Chinese food and my husband usually eats my fortune cookie. But still, how dense could I be?
Despite my moment of absentmindedness, it was a great meeting. I'm looking forward to all we are going to learn and write this fall.