I got my palm read recently. I’ve never had that done before. But PG and I were at an event with his sister and brother-in-law, and when I saw the sign, I playfully said, “Hey, we should get our palms read!” PG’s sister yelled, “Yes, we should!” and dragged us all in. Seriously, if it wasn’t for her, I would never have gone in. I would never waste my money on something so frivolous – unless, of course, there was a guarantee that it would be totally accurate and wonderful and positive. Which I would certainly like to believe there is, even though I know there isn’t.
Anyway, I am apparently going to live a long and happy life (what, I’ve been miserable up till now?). There was no mention of illness or incapacitation, so I am assuming that means that I will simply live until I die. The palm-reader told me that nothing bad (like death) is going to happen around me for the next two years. She said I have been working very hard, though, and it was time to start slowing down, cutting back, taking it easier. I should be looking at retirement (which, being in my fifties, I am). In fact, she said I would be retiring sooner, rather than later. I looked at her quizzically, and she said, “You’re 47?” I smiled and told her that I was actually 55, but that I loved her! She smiled back and said I looked much younger (apparently 8 years younger), and that I was definitely going to retire within the next couple of years.
The palm-reader asked about children, and was puzzled when I said I had one daughter. “Are you sure? Your palm says you have two, a son and a daughter.” Am I sure? Um, yeah. I’ve never seen another kid around my house. I’m pretty sure I only have one daughter. But I don’t have to worry about that one daughter, it seems. She will be married around age 28 (she’s 26 now), to a tall man with light brown hair. In fact, she may have already met him, but if she hasn’t, she’ll meet him this summer. I immediately texted DD with this insight, to which her actual reponse was, “No thx”. Hey, the palm doesn’t lie, DD!
In 2014-16, I am also going to be getting lots of good news and there will a lot of celebration. Some of this good news will be quite unexpected – which is the best kind of good news, don’t you think? It all comes down to all this hard work I’ve been putting in, the palm-reader kept telling me. My payoff is coming. (And she said nothing about buying lottery tickets, either!)
She also told me that my “husband” and I were good together, that we should keep on spending quality time together. She asked when our anniversary was, and when I told her that we weren’t married, she said that common-law was perfectly okay. (Now I’m getting moral judgements from a palm-reader?) I didn’t say that we don’t live together either, but she went on to talk about us really enjoying each other’s company and being happy together. Then she said something, pretty much as an aside, about him having his place and me having mine, and spending weekends at one place or the other. Which is exactly what we do. Then the kicker: PG and I will be getting married within this two-year period that is so significant to me.
So, on the whole, a fun, fairly positive experience, with some interesting comments and just enough truth in there to make me think that maybe there IS something to this palm-reading stuff …
… except that PG’s palm-reader didn’t say anything to him about us getting married!