Saturday, April 01, 2006

Gypsies And Palm Readers

I just had a couple of memories. One was of me going or coming back from Jen's place (she wasn't home that day). Her home was in the 'white sands' (I think that's what it translates to in English). I was a bit bummed out. It was raining lightly and sporadically. I was sitting on a concrete bench, when an old gypsy lady came up to me offering to tell me my fortune. I don't really remember the how the dialogue transpired. All I had in my pocket was a five hundred Lebanese Pounds coin (about 30 cents). She agreed to read my fortune in exchange of just that coin.

She looked at my face and maybe my eyes. She took a look at my palm. She had made some pretty good presumptions of who I was. And what I remember her telling me was that a curse had been put on me by the father's side of my family. She told me that she could remove it for 10,000 Lebanese Pounds. I reminded her that I had given her all my money. She told me that I could find her here again if I was to look for her and with that she left.

The other memory took place a few years later, shortly after coming back to Iraq in 2002. I went to a fair at my old school. It was a gorgeous day, I was bumping into old classmates that I hadn't seen in years. I had my hand read by a teacher that I hadn't met before. She told me told me that I'd always have money at hand. That was a comforting thought. Never lifted a finger after that.

Now here's the mystery... why didn't I have the cash to pay that gypsy 10,000 Lebanese Pounds to remove that curse? It frustrates me, because I really do feel that I've been unlucky for quite a long while. I'm still waiting for my luck to turn. Still it's pretty hard to gauge how my luck is. I'm getting no where in my life, but on the other hand, I'm still alive aren't I?

Bullocks! I forgot to call dad and do an April Fool's prank on him. I was going to tell him that I had got married optionally to some girl that I got pregnant. Dina told me not to do it because, my dad at his old age might get a heart attack. I ought to leave out the pregnancy part. Anyway, I'm not going to forget next year. I'm putting a Yahoo! calender reminder.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there buddy, history shows that all thing improve in the end and one can only hope that we will all live to see that in the end.

cile said...

you could try new readings (no money involved) here:
but don't take it too serious...