June 23, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love. Love!

My heart is beating a little fast and I have butterflies in my stomach. I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this movie coming out August 13th. Buuuuuttt, it's tempered with a little bit of hesitation - I am almost scared to see the movie in fear that it will taint the book which I love so much.
My copy is dogeared, has been dropped in the ocean, is highlighted, underlined and tear stained. I really have a little bit of a problem. This book finally gave me the kick in the buttookus I needed to be myself, to always try to explore new areas of my life, to do what I love, to literally live for my joy and the joy of those I truly, madly, deeply love.
I'll share one of the many, many, many underlined passages from my copy:

"I got to thinking about how much time I spend in my life crashing around like a great gasping fish, either squirming away from some uncomfortable distress or flopping hungrily toward ever more pleasure. And I wondered whether it might serve me (and those who are burdened with the task of loving me) if I could learn to stay still and endure a bit more without always getting dragged along on the pothole road of circumstance."

ok, one more for good measure.

"Destiny, I feel is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over, half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable consequences. Man is neither entirely a puppet of the gods, nor is he entirely the captain of his own destiny; he's a little of both."

*I missed my 100th post (Calligraphy) so Happy 101st post Splendid Minta!

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