TWO MATURE WOMEN GABBING OVER COFFEE
"Prosperity is luck. Period."
"I don't know about that. How about inventions?"
"Sure, you're saying if I am smart and invent something everyone wants, I will be wealthy."
"The luck part is that it is needed to find something that no one has and everyone wants, and is willing to pay for. Like they can't copy your idea and sneak their own ideas into your formula."
"You're saying most of the economy is like a lottery?"
"What about the definition of wealth?"
"Yeah, it's not just having a lot of money. It's having control. It's having the history to deal with the wealth. It's a lot of things. But, what I am saying is that the initial burst is luck."
"Let's drink to this."
"To this finding of yours."
"I am not going to drink to luck."
"It's stupid to drink a sip of coffee to such a thing."
"I think drinking is important. Drinking is not luck. Drinking is a measured response to love."
"What the hell are you talking about?"
"I feel drinking is the essence of life. You are an adult. You are successful because you feel not at all unlucky or lucky with your status. You feel relaxed and ready for whatever luck comes or does not come your way. You take a slug, and smile towards fate."
"It's like being right around the corner."
"Yes, you have it."
"Or not." The two looked into each other's eyes and smiled. The deep emotions of their little village in northeast Ohio sighed. A quiet that had descended within their lives mixed with the tiny amount of chaos and formed a mixture of milk and mocha.
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