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Monday, May 03, 2021

Lest the tragedy of the 1978 Jonestown massacre be forgotten, a movement is afoot in Guyana to erect a tourist destination on the jungle-strewn site of Jim Jones’ former People’s Temple.

Should this enterprise ever get off the ground, it’s safe to assume that you will not be able to drink Kool-Aid (or even Flavor-Aid) at any of the resultant concession stands. Even if, in some perverse commercial pouring-rights deal, said beverages were to be offered there, you’d be well-advised to not partake. Oh, yeah.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 05/03/2021 11:03pm
Category: History, Pop Culture, True Crime
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Day Two of “The Daily Fortune Cookie Fortune” project on Flickr. Consistency already! It should be smooth sailing from here on out.

Here’s the fortune photo, and here’s the fortune itself:

The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one other person.

So, a feel-good fortune this time out. I’ve got nothing against affirmation, but I really hope the rest of the cookies in my store-bought box keep the schmaltziness to a minimum.

This fortune strikes me as reminiscent of this quote from “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” by psychoanalytical pioneer Carl Jung:

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

I’d say there’s a certain level of magic involved in staving off the void that is “mere being”. The cookie and Jung are spiritually in accord.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 05/03/2021 09:34pm
Category: Creative, Daily Fortune Cookie Fortune, Photography
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