My wife, the palmist. In case you hadn't guessed, the love of my wife got hooked by something that's been fascinating people since probably the age of the pyramids: Palmistry. The reading of palms. In my entire life, stretching back to adolescence, I've known my palms to be good for one thing. And I don't think you need to be a palmist to guess what that is. Needless to say, little did I know that your palm print is the blueprint of your life. Palmistry tells everything about you - past, present, future, health - and more. Everything on your palm means something, even the nails and color tones of the skin.
A little research on my part reinforced a few things I was already aware of. According to the laws of palmistry, once a line is one your hand it does not go away. And lines add on through your lifetime due to the electromagnetic changes sent by your brain. New lines generally develop on the dominant hand - the one you write with. The other hand is your destiny, not your past life.
Furthermore, as any palmist will tell you, once a line is formed it never disappears. Some people have many deep lines - while others people have the primary lines plus a few branches that extend from them. Yes, lying within the palm of my hands sat my entire past, present and future, and there was nothing I could do to change the outcome. Suddenly this whole palmistry thing was becoming a lot less appealing. My wife went on to explain that we all have different hands. And each hand type means a different thing. To name just a few:
The Elementary Hand is characterised by stiff, heavy, short fingers and a short thumb. Other traits are a thick, hard, square palm, shapeless fingertips, and rough and leathery skin. The person with the elementary hand displays a lack of enthusiasm and imagination. Anyone worth their weight in palmistry knows that owners of an elementary hand show a general indifference to life, and are concerned only with daily existence. Fortunately I do not have elementary hands.
The Spatulate Hand: As the name suggests, the fingers of this hand are flattened like a spatula. The most characteristic feature is the large thumb. It is extremely broad near the base and tapers towards the fingers. This hand belongs to the imaginative. These people have a love for invention and discovery. They are energetic and dexterous, and thrive on taking risks. People with this hand are mainly artisans, inventors, explorers, navigators, astronauts, and engineers.
The Square Hand: The square hand has a square palm, a square wrist, and the fingertips are also square. While the fingers are largely knotty, this hand is characterised by a large thumb and a square finger base. People with square hands are blessed with perseverance. They are honest and reliable, and like to lead disciplined lives. Any palmist will tell you this hand usually belongs to businessmen, executives and lawyers.
What's really incredible, is that my wife was able to learn palmistry in less than an hour thanks to the internet. If she can learn palmistry that fast, I wonder what that says about this most ancient of ancient arts. I'm sure the answer is lying in the palm of my hand.