Art Imitating Life? Or Life Imitating Art?


I went to Fidelity Investments yesterday to transfer some money into my daughter’s account so she could pay her college tuition. While I was there, I asked the two guys who were helping me if they had seen the Saturday Night Live skit with Alec Baldwin that spoofed Fidelity. (See last Saturday’s blog post if you haven’t seen it.)

“Yup!” two guys said, both young, as they started cracking up.

Behind them were two large television screens tuned to yesterday afternoon’s financial earthquakes: the failure of the bailout to pass. As the two guys were doubled over laughing about the SNL skit, the television screen showed a zig zag line (a sharp descent) of the stock market tanking yesterday.

Oh my. One of those surreal moments.

Art imitating life? Or life imitating art?

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.