Ralph Abate (06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)
I read your palm
& Told you:
'You will have a nice family-
A house with a wrap-around porch-
Everything will feel fine for a while-
Then, you will begin to feel like
You're being suffocated by your family
So you will move to Japan to get
Away from them in order
To be Happy & you will stay there for
The rest of your life & live without any regrets.'
Later, I said to you, 'Remember how I read your palm earlier? '
You said, 'Yeah..'
'Yeah, that was all bullshit.'
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