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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Eat Pray Love


I finished this book this afternoon. Over the past few days, I began to read it so much more slowly...savoring every word. I didn't want it to end.

If you don't know about the book...it is a journey taken by a woman named Elizabeth after a painful divorce. She was my age at the time. Heartbroken and devastated...she headed to Italy to Eat....India to pray....Indonesia (Bali) to Love. Her story was so real. So raw. So funny. So sad. So encouraging. So inspiring. I saw so much of myself in her words....I see so much of myself in her. But I'm sure everyone says that.

I thought about outlining the similarities between us...but I don't think that matters. Who even cares?

What I will say is this. This book brought to light some of the good/bad qualities in my own life. It deepened my thirst/hunger for God...and challenged me to try and get to know him in different ways and on different levels. It made me crave quiet and solitude. It makes me want to see more of the world. Curtis always teases me about being a gypsy or an escapist...I think I am a person who just loves the world, the people in it, and am desperately craving new experiences. I love an adventure. I love something new.

I loved this book. I love how it inspired me. I love how it moved me. I love that it lingers in my thoughts like a sweet perfume.

You should read it.

6 comments:

Diane Davis said...

i loved this book too.

when you were blogging about sitting at the coffee shop and wanting to read but being distracted, i almost wrote that maybe those people were like the mosquitos. but i didn't know if you were in india at the time.

you should save your pennies and we should take a trip together. i'm totally serious. we both love culture and food and interesting conversations and libations. :)

Kristi said...

i'm in...let's do it.

The Reverend's Lover said...

Can this gypsy-adventurer come too? I'll take any opportunity to exercise my escapist tendencies!
;)

(hi, love your blog)

AMankin said...

I'm always up for an adventure! I wanna come too....

Sarah B. said...

You have motivated me to read this book...I had heard a few readers that said "Augh, nothing new"...but you had me sold. It will be next on my list. And I would consider myself a "wannabe" gypsy...lol.

Lyn said...

I must read this book, too.