How to read a palm

Examine the heart; is it sappy, or made of stone?

Trace the veins that indicate the wisdom of Solomon,

or the mercurial folly of man.

Follow the lines of travel: do they cross?

If the life line looks long enough, break off the branch,

toss it in the street, to be trampled by donkeys and pilgrims.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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