The message in the fortune cookie said,
“Beware of an offer that seems too good to be true.”
In six words or fewer, write a story about his private letters.
Write about the salt of the earth.
What is your favorite metaphor?
Write about waiting for someone who changed your life.
Levity. Get some. Use it like parsley. It matters. It doesn’t mean you aren’t still focused and serious and concerned and engaged. You won’t go to hell. You probably won’t go to jail. At the very least you’ll freshen your perspective, which is the point of a good garnish.