I'm short on time but needed to get this down while it's fresh and present. A couple of weeks ago I came across the book, Eat, Pray Love. I think it was at a client's house who gave it to me... I'm not sure, but it was in the Jeep, then in the house, then on the porch... hanging out. It was circling near the top of various piles so it grabbed my attention. Then it somehow relocated to the coffee table.
I thought of reading it, but I'm in the middle of a very entertaining fantasy trilogy. I also have vague recollections of the story being about a woman who finds her passion after traveling and so forth... a middle age tale for sure. Honestly, I just wasn't quite in the mood to read about yet another person who successfully climbed the magic mountain and returned with their purpose in life.
I was upstairs looking through all my Spiritual Cinema Circle DVD's deciding which to watch and guess what appeared... Eat, Pray Love... again, this time in the movie room at the top of a quite different pile. I have two copies apparently. Ok, this is officially "wink" one. Maybe that's when the book moved from the porch to the coffee table.? I'm going to count that as "wink" two. (If you're wondering what a "wink" is then search god wink and read the post about it. The nice thing about writing a book as opposed to a blog, eventually you will be able to assume that the person reading it has read it in order...)
I was bored at the concert last night and just happened to have packed my earbuds in my very tiny shoulder bag. I did have my ear plugs as well, another story. I was bored, apparently Steely Dan only had so many songs that I recognized so I tuned into the latest episode of On Being. Krista Tippet just happened to be interviewing, you guessed it, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love... no SHIT! Wink two or three, depending... seriously serious wink, though! I didn't listen to the whole thing last night they played a song I had to dance to... gotta be in the moment!
This morning I listened to the whole thing and just a couple of quick notes...
passion vs. curiosity. Curiosity being much more kind and gentle, no pressure. Great comments and distinctions there. Live a curious life... passion may come or not... get over it. There was also a bit about fear vs curiosity. Great stuff.
I also like the idea of self friendship vs self love... I had this thought while reading the Temeraire books. The dragon and the man are inseparable friends... I want to be that for myself. She also mentioned the Ruth idea about collaboration with inspiration as if it's a thing of it's own on the wind... story spirits... poem muses...
Bottom line for some reason I was afraid to read the book, now I'm curious... Eat, Pray, Wink! I got it, I'll read the book! Gratefully moving onward and upward!
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
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