I got adventurous today and went to a psychic fair. I explored booths, listened to speakers, and got some readings. I like to stay open-minded about things, and I take it all with a grain of salt. For me, it’s entertainment. Yes, there are charlatans out there, but I think others might have gifts.
The one thing that occurred to me is what good storytellers these people are. They look to see what effect their stories are having upon their clients and try to tap into different emotions. Can you imagine coming up with different stories all day long at one of these things? People linger and listen in on other’s sessions, so they can’t stick with one story all day long. I would have so much trouble doing this! Maybe some authors have story ideas flying at them all the time, but mine take more time and cultivation. Even those psychics who are truly seeing into a person’s life need to be able to communicate what they see in an effective way. The better the story, the stronger the emotions and the more value people place on it.
There were some common themes that I heard today: that I’m strong and that I need to relax. Those resonated with me, but made me wonder if I didn’t put enough concealer on my under-eye circles. I try not to give them any hints. An astrologist totally tapped into the fact that I write, but numerology was a bust for me. My “life path” number is not me. At all. So there it was. Some stories worked for me and others didn’t, but I like that they all tried. I think that’s the part I like best, seeing storytelling in a different form.