Monday, October 15, 2007

Is love in the cards for me?

So I was at the Renaissance Festival with some friends over the weekend. In between watching the jousting and the bellydancers, a couple of us stopped to visit a tarot card reader.

I asked about my romantic possibilities, because isn't that, like, the psychic law? You ask about your love life and/or your professional life. After studying my palm and laying out the cards, the reader told me several interesting things. Most noteworthy: I had not yet met the love of my life, but he's coming. When I flat-out asked where he is, she replied that I'm looking for him in the wrong places. My guy is an "oddball" and "quirky" (doesn't surprise you either, does it?) and I have to change my location. When I told her I have no plans to leave Charlotte soon, she said I have to completely alter my strategy and start going to places I don't normally go to find a mate.

Hmm. Many of these "experts" make their living off being able to read people, so whether this woman was for real or not could certainly be debated. And her advice was very common sense. If what you're doing isn't working, you have to try something else.

Well, I'm going speed dating later this week; that's different. (And yes, I'll report back!) And on our way out of the Ren Fest a chick in wench garb incongruously handed me a flyer for an upcoming auto show. Ooh, was that a sign? Is my future beau a car fiend?

Uh, I'm willing to try someplace different ... but only up to a point.


Anonymous said...

Come to me Deidre. I'm at the comic book fair. I'll be dressed as a wookie. And I'm going commando under here.

Anonymous said...

I read one of the linked NY Times Love articles (the one about the Muslim lady) and although I am as far away from religious as I can get, I do see some similarities in other situations, including mine. Basically, I'm no longer (and haven't been for at least three years) looking for "love in the cards" because I'm no longer interested or willing to make the effort to justify or defend my choices or lifestyle to a potential mate. It seems I've spent my whole life (I'm almost 38) justifying or defending decisions on school, work, how clean my house isn't, etc. to various family and friends, and you know what, I'm not doing it anymore. Unless there is a guy out there who is willing to take me as I am, no changes, I'd just as soon skip it!!! Perhaps that's too cynical. Perhaps it's not.

Anonymous said...

I don't see you with someone oddball or quirky. Your views on relationships seem about as mainstream as one can get... can't imagine you relating to, or appreciating, someone who's views or lifestyle you'd have to defend to all your conventional friends.

Anonymous said...

Tarot cards can't 'predict the future' in the way most people think they can. They simply give you a glimpse of what MIGHT be, should you continue on the path that you are currently on. Anything, and I mean anything, can change the outcome seen in the cards.

With that said, yes, the reader did give you some basic, common sense advice. (Just out of curiousity, which cards were drawn?)

Sometimes when looking in unexpected places, things turn up that we don't expect.