Sunday, February 17, 2008

Inscrutable Advice from Pastor Ingqvist

Quote for the Day:

Garrison Keillor’s News from Lake Wobegon segment from the February 9 broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" ends with disturbing news for Clint Bunsen.

After he failed to find any records of his grandfather among the Norwegian immigrants at Ellis Island, Clint got DNA test results that show he isn’t Norwegian at all.

Clint confides in his pastor. And Pastor Ingqvist tells Clint:

We are what we are—Sumus Quod Sumus—but Management reserves the right to change this suddenly.

And so be grateful, as we say in Norwegian, we say, … “Shut up and be beautiful.” Meaning that you are beautiful, whoever you are. Take it as an opportunity; take it as an experience.

Some luck lies not in getting what you have or what you thought you wanted, but in getting what you have now, which—once you have it—you may be smart enough to realize is what you would have wanted had you known in the first place.

It’s good to get inscrutable advice.

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