Overheard, from a friend:
May miracles come your way often, and especially today.
This is a perfect, all-purpose blessing, and I wanted to offer it to my blog readers.
A few of you are nodding in agreement. The other few are saying, “miracle, schmiracle.” You know who you are.
One the first five posts on this blog was an homage to luck. Later, I wrote that one of the strengths of having researchers teach in universities is our grasp of the extent of “unexplained variance” in a phenomenon. So, if you need a more secular version of the good wish:
May the unexplained variance bounce your way today and every day.
I think I will stick with the original version for wedding toasts and graduations.