Palm Reading by Ketut Liyer.
One of my favorite books, Eat Pray Love, a travel memoir by Elizabeth ("Liz") Gilbert, features a medicine man/artist/palm reader who lives in Bali. His name is Ketut Liyer (pictured). Liz spends four months living in Bali and spends much of her time with Ketut. I decided to meet this interesting medicine man myself and have my own palm reading.
When I arrived at his simple home, there were already two families waiting to see him. I watched him take his time with each family -- saying prayers while ringing a bell, consulting his medicine books and providing each family with his care.
Ketut examined my palm and predicted I would live to be 120 years old (yikes that is old!); that I drove too fast in my past life and sometimes I still drive too fast (I admitted this might be true). He said I had one minor car accident in the past and would have another minor accident in the future. He said I would have two marriages and the second one would be deeper. He said I am a "good woman," with a good heart, but sometimes impatient and too emotional – so "have to be careful." He said I have artistic talent as a dancer and would be famous (hard to imagine, even though I love to dance). He said at age 40 I had enough money and at age 45 would be wealthy. (Sounds good to me.) He made some other predictions, that I will keep private for now – but we will see what happens! - Heather