Piya and Tara gazed at the beautiful tent of the tarot card reader. The girls did not really believe in all this. At the same time there was something fascinating and romantic about tarot reading. They had read about it in novels. They stood a little away from the tent watching people going in and coming out with a look of satisfaction on their faces. They too walked in.
They had been expecting someone very exotic but were disappointed to see a very ordinary looking old lady. She smiled and asked them to sit down. She took out the tarot cards and laid them one by one on the table. The cards had beautiful drawings on them. The old lady started speaking and what she said thrilled the girls. What they had believed to be their secrets were not really secrets. The cards seemed to know their innermost feelings, their hopes and fears. This scared them and made them uneasy. They did not want to know about the future. Life would become very dull then.
The lady seemed to understand their feelings. She said good bye to them as they paid and walked out.
( Photo Credit : Wendy Van Hove)