Fortune Telling in Coffee

Fortune Telling in a cup – Tassology
Interestingly enough, somewhere at the age between 10-12, hanging about with loads of Hungarian Gypsy (Roma) people, on the outskirts of Novi Sad (Serbia), an older lady, whose grandson was a friend of mine, sat me down and said that I look like a caring and warm person with a lot of love to give. She said, her grandson does not have the ancient gift of fortune telling, but that I do. This took me by surprise and gave me instant goosebumps. I suddenly felt strange warmth around her and I could not take my eyes off her eyes. They were like blue steel with a bottomless end. The connection was made. I ended up hanging around her more and more, learning her skills while she had customers that needed help, advice or vision of their fortune. Since then, I read peoples’ fortune in Turkish Coffee regularly. I have used this skill on many occasions in return for bags of coffee while I was a “poor” uni student.

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    I’m always so impressed with your props, they always go so perfectly with whatever you’re photographing. You must have an entire room dedicated to them! Those cakes look incredible! I really need to find some mini springform pans. Little things are just cuter.

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    Thanks for taking the time to make such gorgeous images– and for sharing them! Seeing food can be just as satisfying as eating it.

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