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Day 448: More Fortune Telling

Yesterday’s post included some interesting and perhaps unexpected Fortune Tellers, including

  • Zoltar from the movie Big,
  • Sherlock Holmes,
  • Big Al,
  • a deep sea diver,
  • a chef (actually, Zoltar wearing a chef’s outfit),
  • a bird named Chad, and
  • me.

You can find most of these Fortune Tellers at the Characters Unlimited, Inc., website. Personally, I was so captured by that site, that after my first trip there yesterday,  I’ve come back to it several times.

I’ve re-visited that site because of (1) my interest in the human habit  of Fortune Telling — our thoughts going to the future, no matter how much we may try to stay “in the moment” — and (2) the many interesting characters there, sitting in fortune-telling booths, including many I have not shown you.


In this post, I am going to take you, again, to That Fortune Telling Land of Unlimited Characters.

Why?  Isn’t it obvious? There are some great characters there, people!

Also, I need to go there, for some fortune-telling assistance, because this week holds some challenges for me. The biggest challenge, for me, is a one-night journey to The Hospital. Now, this week’s hospital visit is much different from times I spent in the hospital when I was a child, because:

  • I am going voluntarily, for a sleep study.
  • It’s a different hospital.
  • I am an adult.

I had some trouble thinking of differences, just then, which doesn’t surprise me.   Fortune Teller Cool Cat says:


“When you encounter things now, that remind you of scary things from your childhood, you can go cold with fear, and forget how safe you are.”

Fortune Teller Bear says:


“When you focus on things you’re looking forward to, that makes things more bearable.”

Thank you, Fortune Telling Cat and Bear. That was very helpful.

This week ahead, the day after my sleep study, I am going to see a jazz musician I’ve loved for a long time.


Ooops!  Wrong jazz musician. Let’s try again.


(I found that image here)

On 3/27/14, I’m going to see Pat Metheny and his Unity Group with my friend Peggy (who went to Panama with me).

After going through that sleep study, I hope I can stay awake for the concert.

Fortune Teller Old Pirate says:


“Arrggh, Matie! Don’t you worry about that!”

Thank to Characters Unlimited Incorporated again; to ntexas99 for catching the secret identify of the Fortune Teller Chef yesterday; to Pat, Peggy, and other old friends of mine;  to fortune tellers everywhere (whether they be characters or not); and to you — of course! — for visiting me here today.

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Day 447: It will come back to you

Here’s something I often hear people say, with mild confusion, worry, or distraction:

I forgot what I was going to say.

Because of my vast years of experience observing this phenomenon, I reply:

It will come back to you.

Before I developed my current level of confidence, I used to hesitate making a prediction like that. I mean,  who am I to say that a thought — or anything else —  will come back?  What do I think I am, a fortune teller?


Perhaps, at this point, it has come back to you that I like to include visuals in my posts, either (1) from my phone or (2) using a picture that comes back to me from Google Images, after I’ve typed in a relevant word or phrase. Thanks, Google Images, for that picture above. Also, thanks to Character’s Unlimited, Inc., where that “Fortune Teller” image lives, along with lots of “Custom, Animated, and Talking Characters,” including


Deluxe or economy fortune tellers,



Fortune Teller Sherlock,



Fortune Teller Big Al,



Fortune Teller Diver,



Fortune Teller Chef, and



Fortune Teller Chad.

I got so distracted by the plethora of interesting images at that site, I lost track of what I wanted to tell you, this morning.

It came back to me!

I wanted to let you know  I have more confidence, these days, in saying “It will come back to you,” when people get distracted by other thoughts, because … it almost always does.

I’ve been developing more confidence in things coming back to people, in general.

Case in point: Yesterday, just after I had parked the car in front of my son’s piano teacher’s apartment, my son said,  “Oh no! I dropped something! ”  He reached down, to his right, trying to retrieve it.  I was thinking, “Arrgghh! That happens to me all the time! I’ll drop something in this car, it gets trapped and then you can’t retrieve it. I hate that! I really should write a post about that, someday. I wonder what he’s looking for?  We don’t want to be late for his lesson,” when my son suddenly tossed something in my direction. It was not what I expected, but I was very glad to see it, coming back to me:


If it’s not coming back to you why I was so happy to see that, see Day 379: I’m a Loser.

Before I end this post, I’d like to include a favorite song, which has been playing in my head this morning:

Thanks to Aretha Franklin, to backinvault for posting that YouTube video, to the movie Big (where I first saw Zoltar),  to fortune tellers of all kinds, to unlimited characters, to thoughts and other things that come back, and to you — of course! — for coming back here, today.

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