Life Lines

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Sweater: Old Navy
Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots
Necklace: AE

"Watch the basin drain as your life lines wane, and you can't explain as your friends complain, 'You've caused all this pain and you proudly shame your whole families name.'
Mother, I can tell what you've been thinking...once there was a power you were wielding and now I've hit the mark, stabbing at the dark, and I cannot help but ignore the people staring at my scars." - Passion Pit

I've been really discouraged in my blogging lately, so I had a hard time finding a direction for this post. As I sat there, staring at the white blank screen, the cursor flashing and taunting me, I had a lot of questions floating around in my head: "Am I all those things they say I am? Should I stop talking about my personal life and insecurities? Should I just talk about clothes? What is the point of this if I don't truly express myself?" I felt so lost, so I looked to the pictures for inspiration. The first word that popped into my head was "lines." Unintentionally, lines dominated this photo shoot. There were lines on my dress, lines on the gate of the mansion, and, as always, the beautiful lines photo boyfriend captures in all of his photos.

I did a quick search for song lyrics with the word "lines" in them. The first one that caught my eye was from a song called Little Secrets by Passion Pit. I've never listened to this band before, but the lyrics of this song seemed really appropriate to my life right now. The song speaks of life lines waning, so I decided to Google "life lines." Palmistry websites came up in the search. I know nothing about palm reading, so I read some out of curiosity. I learned there are 3 main lines on the palm: the heart line, the head line, and the life line. I looked down at my own palm. I curiously have 2 separate life lines and both are connected to my head line. One is short and one extends all the way down my palm. I took this to represent the two very different lives I've led up to this point. The first line is the shorter one and is thin and shallow. The second line is much thicker and deeper. Again, I think this represents the different ways I lived my life before and after my separation. The fact that my life line and head line touch means that "I am a sensitive person with deep emotional feelings." Yep, I'd say that accurately describes me, sometimes to my detriment. Here are some other things I learned about myself through my palm:

"You have good taste and enjoy expensive indulgences. You like expensive clothes, but there are times when you seriously risk spending more than you earn."  Hello? This palm reading thing is getting down right creepy!

"It would be better if you learn to relax and smile more." Wow! You guys are always telling me this. Apparently my palm is trying to tell me this too!

"You have an artistic and sensitive approach to life. Your good-nature means you can be hurt by selfish and greedy people." And now we've come full circle... My lack of direction for this post led me to the reason why I was struggling. I'm too sensitive and allow people's opinions to hurt me. I found the answer to all my questions in the palm of my hand. I need to stop questioning myself and start writing.

I had fun at this website:
Give it a try and let me know what it says about you!

Passion Pit - Little Secrets

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  1. Okay... so here's my lines:

    Basic Hand Type: "You have good instincts and are self-confident. Your tendency to act first and think afterwards is a weakness. You switch jobs and change romantic partners more often than most people."
    Considering that I have lived in 45 of 50 states as well as 7 different countries... I will say that all of this is true.

    Life Line: "Your life will generally be entertaining and interesting with only minor disappointments. You'll be drawn in different directions - with a need to travel and a desire to stay at home as well. The lines jutting upwards are called effort lines and indicate a person who puts great effort into their work."
    Again... all true except the "minor disappointments". Things always work out in the end, but I think I have experienced sadness and loss like everyone else on the planet. One thing is for certain... my life is never dull and I am always pulled in both the "home' and "travel' directions. My lifestyle is indicative of that.

    Head Line: would not work. It extends across my entire palm and is wavy though... whatever that means.

    Head / life Connection. "You chase after everything you want recklessly."

    Heart Line: I have two of them which means I am charming make others jealous. Both end between my middle and pointer fingers, which mean that I am sincere and faithful and will never give up on the search for the perfect partner. I also have a split end turning up, which means that I will have a happy marriage.
    The only part of this that is true is that I make others jealous and am sincere and faithful. I have already given up on finding a partner though. I do not ever want to be married. My life is rich as is and I have no need of a "relationship".

    Destiny Line: "A creative pursuit will bring you happiness and a fair amount of money." and "You should achieve financial success, but you'll have to earn it through diligence." and "Very good fortune is coming your way." and "You are a reliable person and you can improve your life through self-effort and will."
    I hope this is all true! I make a decent amount of money and I am grateful, but I would love to earn enough through creative pursuits!

  2. Antoinette SchwanenbergerOctober 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Hi Bonnie...Love the wavering grid dress on you. Seeing you in it in a dressing room review made me want to pull the trigger on it a while back. Glad I did, even at full price. We're about the same height (I'm 5'6-5'7) so wondering if you found it a little long. I'm still considering having it shortened a little bit but afraid to lose that little lace detail on the slip. ;)

    The owl necklace is just as lovely as you are, btw.

    Here's what I got:
    A firm texture: You are artistic and energetic- an outdoors type. You like to make the most out of everyday, and at the same time you are efficient and rarely make errors. You tend to put the physical before the emotional.

    Smooth fingers: You have good instincts, so you can probably predict how things will turn out before everyone else. You are self-confident. Your tendency to act first and think afterwards is one of your weaknesses.

    Jagged nails: Your life will have ups and downs, and highs and lows repeatedly. Fortunately, you can adjust to defeats. Expect great success in the future.

  3. Yes, I do find it to be little too long especially when paired with boots. I prefer to have a little leg showing between the dress and boots, but that's not the case with this dress. Still, it's a great dress. I love the pattern and it feels like pajamas, so the length wasn't a deal breaker for me. I think you could get it hemmed and have the lace detail peaking out of the bottom. I love that detail as well, so hemming it could show it off even more.

  4. Looks like your reading was pretty much on the mark. It's funny how accurate palm reading seems to be!

  5. These are great pictures and I think they really convey some of the emotions you expressed in the post (and some of your other posts lately). They are lovely, but with a hint of darkness showing through. That's one thing I like about your blog: you seem to use your outfits as art and make your photo shoots tell a story about something bigger than "just" fashion.

  6. Thanks Rebecca! Your comment means a lot to me.

  7. Hem this dress, Bonnie! It is too long on you (which is why you are hiking it up with your hand). It is a great cut on you but the length is not right. Love how you have styled it though!

  8. LOL, my palm reading is really off - other than in places where my answer gave away my young age (& therefore my likely level of settledness/energy.) It kept alternating between calling me too mild and passive and too driven by emotions... in reality, I'm neither. Just sayin. It apparently ain't omniscient. :)


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