Category Archives: FORTUNE

The peg swallowed the necklace. (Arabic).

King Vikram in time of misfortune hung his necklace on a peg. As misfortunes follow one another,  the necklace soon disappeared. No one being  able to tell how it was lost, the saying went  abroad that the peg had swallowed it. When good  fortune returned, the King found his necklace on  the peg where it had been hung.

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“I am the only one of us who brings in any money. the other two cannot make money fortune telling. this is because they only tell the truth, and the truth is not what people want to hear. it is a bad thing and it troubles people, so they do not come back.”

― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole” ― C.G. Jung

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Our worst misfortunes are those that never befall us.

” Never give way to melancholy : nothing encroaches more. I fight vigorously.

One great remedy is to .take short views of life.

Are you happy now ?

Are you likely to remain so till this evening? or next week? or next month? or next year?

Then why  destroy present happiness by a distant misery which may never come at all, or you may never live to see ? For every substantial grief has twenty shadows, and most of them shadows of your own making.”  Sydney Smith.

“Life-ahead is timeless fortune.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

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A Gypsy (Fortune Teller) By Meena Mustafa – Poem by Meena Mustafa

A room I entered of fortune and dreams

A mystic world, now it seems

Hoping to find answers, I followed my heart

A gypsy woman to read my stars

She lay before me some scattered bones

And talked about ruins and magic stones

Then she gazed into the crystal ball

Getting some answers to her call

A vision of a dream, started to form

Shaping into reality as she performed

‘Teller of fortune, holder of hearts’

‘Tell me what lies beneath the cards’

She got some answers as mystery unfolds

Fear not for I see your heart is of gold

Good days are ahead so just behold!

You will find answers that I was told

The sky is your fortune; you’ll find your way

Forget your sorrows and dream each day

Smell the flowers that bloom in the fields

So many broken hearts have healed

So fear no more and open up your heart

To a new beginning all from the start.

Meena Mustafa

Weather, wind, women, and fortune, change like the moon.


What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton


“Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice. ” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

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The Fortune-Teller

My brother went to see a fortune teller

who said he would die at the age of twenty-one.

That sharp thorn of thought stuck in my mind.


One day he was riding

a freeway on his motorbike

and the road rearranged his brain.


They patched him up at the hospital

and he walked out with no scars

visible to passers-by.


When he turned twenty-two

I laughed out loud with relief

and hid that thorn in my tin of memorabilia.


One day I took the thorn out of my tin

and showed my mother, laughing as I reminded her of the story

with a frown she said

but he did die, didn’t he.