By Lorenzo the Tarot card reader from Lucy Burdette's Key West Food Critic mysteries
I can't tell you how often I get this question: Do you tell good fortunes or bad?
I hardly know how to answer, except to say: You draw the cards, and then you allow me to see what's there. I simply tell you what I see. There's no such thing as a bad card really, that's what I try to explain.
Well, one exception maybe. The Tower. People hate to draw the Tower--it scares them, with flames licking and lightening bolts and people flinging themselves out of the building. Some kind of change is coming, that's what it means.
And my poor friend Hayley Snow, she's drawn that card more times than I can count. And it freaks her out every time. I'm not talking out of turn when I say that girl finds more trouble than anyone on this island.
But this is always my advice when I see something in her cards that she doesn't like: There are two worlds, a world of fear and a world of love. And you get to choose which one you'll live in.
And second, if you don't work through your pain, you don't grow.
Have you had that happen in your life, where something awful leads to something good?
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