Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's all in the palm of your hand

I've been asked to play the role of fortune teller and palm reader at a Halloween party. My answer is still up in the air for a few days because social gatherings are still somewhat difficult for me. An honest response to the small talk question of "How have you been?" means admitting a decreasing ability to put on my oh so well trained happy face.

I like a good scare at Halloween, but being the one to send people running isn't what I want to experience.

I enjoy Halloween though, and it would probably do me good to get out. I'm considering it. I do, after all, own a crystal ball and recently picked up a box of books through Freecycle that included a paperback on palm reading. Thinking over the offer, I started flipping through the book. These are a few things my right palm is supposed to say about me.

I have an enthusiastic character that moves people to me. I have compassion for the underdog and take on personal challenging situations to help others. I have to continuously replenish my spirits to keep up my enthusiasm and try to be the leader in all relationships.

I am fond of reading, writing, sitting and imagining. The sitting is dangerous for a person of my age. I'm afraid to really go after the dreams I imagine, but proving my ability to make a dream come true could mean a very different life for me.

I have foresight about practical matters. I'm aware of my intelligence, good memory and ability to visualize. I constantly try to improve myself and feel I should be constantly learning something new.

I'm able to see both sides of an issue before passing judgment, am both practical and creative, comfortable in a theatrical setting, with the potential to be a comedian. Humor and laughter make life worth living, unless the joke's on me because I'm so sensitive.

Sometimes my practical judgment suffers because of my idealism.

I work in a well rounded way to attain harmony in love and am dependable in my affections once I let myself really go and love someone. My close friends see a calm and deep nature. I have the type of warmth, kindliness and serenity that holds families together.

That was taking a quick look at what three lines in my hand said about me, and with minor paraphrasing comes straight from a book. I read a little more about patterns that weren't in my own hand, but no matter how much I read, nothing said, "This indicates that you can be a real asshole." Maybe that's the art of being a palm reader or a fortune teller. Just pour on the sugar.
With my southern lady upbringing, I might just be wonderful at this.


Blogger Lisa :-] said...

I think you ARE wonderful, and you WOULD be wonderful at anything you try to do.

Social situations? I understand the part about not feeling like putting on the happy face outside of the times you absolutely have to (work.) But I also know that the times I have just chucked all that and gone out with a totally "WTF" attitude, I usually managed to have a good time.

I think you should go for it...

October 26, 2009 1:00 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Yes, funny how all forms of psychic readings are inexcusably front-loaded with warm and fuzzy notions of our wonderfulness. I have been studying my own palm based on the diagram you thoughtfully provide and believe I see a very well-defined 'You are a complete asshole' line that is only becoming deeper with age. Oddly, no psychic reader has ever mentioned this to me, except possibly under hypnosis. And only after having been paid.

Our horoscope for the week of Oct 20 from the Onion reads as follows:

Continuing a proud, age-old tradition, you will hand down your family's priceless heirlooms to the next generation of Chinatown pawnbrokers this week.

I take that to mean 'go to the party.'

October 26, 2009 2:19 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

I think you would make a fabulous fortune teller and would be good at it. Sometimes it's just a matter of getting out there to motivate yourself to be around other people. (Hugs)Indigo

October 29, 2009 6:41 PM  
Blogger Robbie said...

I had an Asian woman read my palm once. She said I would have three kids after the age of 30. I'm almost 42. I sure as heck hope she was wrong or kids was a lose translation for something else.

So, did you do it?

October 31, 2009 9:57 PM  

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