Making the Most of a Moment 

Yesterday, as I was leaving dinner at Boa,

"Excuse me Miss, do you know what means the word ko-rage?"

I turned; it was one of the valets.

"It means bravery. Be brave." My car had come and the driver valet waiting for me to take it was impatient. Sunset is a busy street and he was nearly standing in traffic—

"Be brave..." the valet murmured. He showed me a slip of paper: His fortune from a fortune cookie. He still needed to Know.

"Yes, so basically this says," and, as we walked toward my car to relieve the driver valet, I paused so as to be very clear, "be brave and good things will come."

He smiled to himself, and said thanks.

I thought about it all the way home.

cour·age (kûrj, kr-) n.
The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.

[Middle English corage, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *corticum, from Latin cor, heart. See kerd- in Indo-European Roots.]

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