I like a brand of tea called Good Earth. The strings attached to the bags have little paper tags on them, and pithy sayings on the tags. Today’s tea bag held the following Danish proverb:
He who would leap high must take a long run.
Nice. Good for writers, who have to be in it for the long haul. I have a little collection of fortune cookie sayings and caps from Honest-T bottles (which also have short quotes printed on the underside). Usually these inspire me in some way, like the Winston Churchill quote, “If you are going through hell, keep going.” But I’ll never forget the fortune I got shortly before I took a pregnancy test six years ago. It read, “You will soon need a new wardrobe.”
Two days later the pregnancy test had two lines, not one, and two months later I was buying maternity clothes. Freaky!