Dreaming of Wandering Wayans

And I was just happy I could dream in color!

After Ulan Ude, a huge floating Lenin head would haunt your dreams too!
Lenin chose his own name
Like I say, its a common name
I wish it was my cafe!
My left arm is not that smal  these days
I am the cutest Wayan too
What do the bushes have to say about this?
Wonder if they have dreams?
Images from my dreams:
hell of a morning commute on Kho Pha Ngan
Road trains will wake you in the Nulabour

I love living my life in the
public spotlight. Only with a website on my life would I have fun
email exchanges like this one:

Subject: names and
kids

Date: Tuesday, 03 October
2000

From: pamela s.

To: wayan

I dreamed I had a baby named Wayan. Was does the name translate to? Any help would be great.

Thanks,

Pamela S

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Subject: Re: names
and kids

Date: Wednesday, 04 October
2000

From: wayan

To: pamela s.

Now this is a new one. I’ve
never had an email quite like it, but I do think I can answer your
Q.

Wayan is a Balinese name (as
in the island of Bali in Indonesia). The island is the only
Hindu/Animist island in a nation of Muslims, so it’s developed a
very unique culture. Within that Hindu structure are castes, like
worker, farmer, intellectual, priest, high priest, chief, etc,
that is defined by parentage (father I believe).

One of the most common (or so
it seemed to me) caste uses Wayan as the name for all first born
children (boy or girl) with Katack as one of the names for the
second born and something I forgot as three, with kid four being
Wayan again. As you may imagine, there are a few Wayans on the
island.

To keep everyone straight, a
unique middle name is used to denote gender (Surya means sun and
is masculine) and both first and second names are used in speech.

I am an American, which gave
the Balinese fits when I went back, for they couldn’t believe any
non-Balinese would have a local name.

It is interesting that you
dreamed of Wayan. Have you seen any Bali related film or read any
books on Indonesian history recently? I can’t think of a single
occurrence in a daily life that would bring the name to mind
(except for my awesome site that is).

Anyway, I hope I answered
your question, and I’d suggest going to Bali (flights leave daily)
if you want to explore the issue further.

Wayan

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Subject: Re: names
and kids

Date: Thursday, 05 October
2000

From: pamela s.

To: wayan

Dear Wayan-

Thank you very, very much for
getting back to me on this. No, I did not read anything about Bali
recently. I am just way too psychic for my own good.

I am an herbalist and
homeopath here in the states and have had psychic dreams ever
since I was a little girl. I just grew up thinking everyone had
them.

I few years ago I dreamed I
was building a garden. A woman appeared telling me that if I
wanted him to manifest I needed to be one with the earth (I know
it sounds a bit silly- but it gets better) she then told me to rub
mud all over my exposed parts- and he appeared- A Dali Lahma
Tibetan figure, smiling. We were then in a room where he was to
appear again. A card appeared with writing in a language I didn’t
recognize.

It turns out- I recognized
the writing on this CD called The Prayer Cycle -an album that
compiled many different artists from around the world – all
singing these prayers for the healing of the earth-all sung in
different languages. I was so excited to find this CD that told my
boyfriend about it who I had been dating for a few months. He was
weirded out (probably as much as you were) because not only is it
a very obscure CD- but that he was playing an intergal part in
bringing it to life at the Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, FL.
He not only knew the man that produced the album, but one of his
best friends was the musician who played with James Taylor on one
of the cuts. Creepy, huh?

Another strange thing is that
before I ever met this man- he had been heavily involved with Bob
Thurman and Richard Gere in the Tibetan House -meeting with the
Dai Lahma many times.

If you travel a lot (and it
sounds like you do) you may want to check out India in January.
There is an amazing thing happening there- it’s called the Maha
Kumbha Mela- the Hindu Celebration of the Vessel- (Or the elixir
of Life) all the Hindu saints and sages are convening there
because there is some planetary alignment that happens every 140
years in the month of January. They are meeting to pray for the
healing of the earth and to summon Vishnu. If you’re interested,
this woman Shelley at the Himalayan Institute can send you more
info on it. Here’s her # (570) 253-5551 -X1301.

I guess by the looks of it-
the spirits must be trying to tell me something- my dream of a
baby boy named Wayan – a Hindu name- and the chance that I may go
to India in January.

Sorry for rambling to you, a
total stranger, but I do believe there’s a reason for everything.
Hope it wasn’t too boring for you.

Take Care,

Pamela

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Subject: Re: Re: names
and kids

Date: Saturday, 07 October
2000

From: Mom and Dad

To: wayan

Son,

The e-mails from the
woman who dreamed of Wayan was unusual to say the least, but life is full
of strange coincidences.

James Taylor was at our
Formentera, Spain house when he sang, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.”
I don’t know if he wrote it there, or just made it up as he sang, or was
just checking the sound effects of our water cistern. We were so
awed that we didn’t question him, just enjoyed his singing.

So, it’s weird that she
would mention her boyfriend played in James Taylor’s band. Also,
strange that she talks of India, Hinduism, and Buddaism, after we were
in a Buddhist country: China.

Life is full of coincidences
isn’t it?

Mom