Friday, November 2, 2012

Fortune Friday

It's Fortune Friday. Well, every Friday is now Fortune Friday since we're starting a new feature running every Friday on everything having to do with the word Fortune for the next 52 weeks. 

Webster's Dictionary defines the word fortune in this way:


 noun \ˈfȯr-chən\

Definition of FORTUNE

often capitalized : a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines 
events and issues favorably or unfavorably
obsolete : accidentincident
a : prosperity attained partly through luck : success
b : luck 1
c plural : the turns and courses of luck accompanying one's progress (as through life) 
<her fortunes varied but she never gave up>
: destinyfate <can tell your fortune>also : a prediction of fortune
a : richeswealth <a man of fortune>
b : a store of material possessions <the family fortune>
c : a very large sum of money <spent a fortune redecorating

We'll be interpreting that definition pretty liberally talking about everything from stories of fortune making and breaking to the business of fortune telling from cookies to magic 8-balls, with a little luck thrown in. 

It's more about the lure of wanting to predict the future than it is actually telling anyone's future. 

After aren't all stories really just the turning of Fortune's Wheel? 

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