50 x 35cm
Having entered the neighbourhood, the stranger asks you for the
address of the fortune teller. You notice her selfconciousness when
she mentions the woman's name. It is as if by doing so the slightly
nature of her mission, into this part of town that is really a
ghetto, has been
revealed. You look at this stranger who in the process of the brief
exposed anxiety regarding her future, where as to you it doesn't
are the kind of person who takes things as they come. Your attitude
ever will be, will be."
You know the fortune teller is going to make a cup of tea for her
wonder about small talk. You know they will not talk about trivial
in the easy going way people usually do when it is just a relaxed
visit. This is not just a casual visit. The important thing is for the
visitor to drink her tea, draining her cup. The fortune teller will
pick it up.
Looking at the tea leaves stuck at the bottom, she will proceed to
visitor's fate. Giving the fortune teller all of her attention, the
sit & listen intently to everything that is being revealed.
You wonder about people who possess the ability to see into the future
while for others there is only uncertainty & even blankness. You
too about modern times & the packaging of commodities. It is so
using a tea bag to make a cup of tea. You can't help wondering
though if tea bags will eventually create a lack of enthusiasm for
telling. Can you tell someone's fortune using a tea bag? How? Or is
for fortune telling grim?