Fickle Fortune Fish

“Even the most fickle are faithful to a few bad habits.” ~ Mason Cooley

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One of my favorite fun and totally kitschy possessions was my little fortune fish.

You remember them, right? They look like a wafer-thin piece of strawberry candy. You would hold the fish in the palm of your hand and it would curl this way or that way to reveal your “fortune”.

While stumbling across one in my personal “junk” box the other day, a whirlwind of memories sprang to life about my interest in the occult, and these thoughts made me wonder why I never pursued the medium further. I know I’m a fickle girl, and I guess my various interests over the decades prove this to be so.

Yup, my passions have suffered from their own attention deficit disorder. I must’ve started dozens of cottage businesses: I opened a library in our wine cellar, weeded the neighbors gardens and washed their cars for extra cash, opened a small nail cafe in my first apartment while I was busy crafting stained glass, launched an online boutique, made sparkle, promoted books and businesses in social media — which I’m damn good at — the list goes on and on.

(ITALIAN LESSON: fickle = volubile)

Recently I’ve been taking courses at The Wine School of Philadelphia, but that was after I earned my USUI REIKI Level 2 Certification. I guess you can say I’m a jack of all trades, master of none (or am I?), but let’s get back to the fortunes!

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I remember having this cool palm reading kit, and I swear I could stare at faint lines on my palms for hours and hours wondering what special hidden messages would be revealed. Our OUIJA board was also a good source of entertainment, and I loved reading about all the traits of each ZODIAC sign. For years I’ve been dabbling with Tarot readings (many amazingly accurate) and now I’m trying my hand at Angel readings. All good stuff, no devil worship or anything evil (I’ll leave that to my Aunts and their spells, but more about that at another time). Well, time to consult with Mr. Fish, my angels or perhaps the Tarot deck is calling my name.

Your turn! Tell me about your interests, whether mystical or not, I’d love to hear about them!

4 Responses to “Fickle Fortune Fish”

  1. Barbara says:

    And I thought I had bounced around from job to job…trade to trade…more than anyone I know. Never entered the occult, though. I have had some readings that were accurate and some b.s., but I never discount it.
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  2. "Me" says:

    @ Barbara

    So, are we just fickle, or would you say we just have varied interests?
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  3. Style Maniac says:

    I have some of those fickle fish in my mini “toy box” on a living room table (they are a popular item in the christmas crackers we pop open every holiday).

    Some say fickle, I say filled with creativity! Curiosity and willingness to try something new keeps our minds young, don’t you think?
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  4. "Me" says:

    @ Style Maniac: I LOVE the way you think Style Maniac! I didn’t know you’d find them in those crackers — I’ll have to go out and buy some now, and hope to be happily surprised!!
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