Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Eat, Pray, Love and a must see TED

Eat, Pray, Love, one of my favorite travelpassion books, is being made into a movie and the author, aka main character, is going to be played by Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt is going to produce it! It shouldst be wonderful.

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of EPL, gave the Most Wonderful TED Talk on nuturing creativity. I was blown away. Now I am seeking a name for my muse.

Some excellent quotes from the book:

"But is it such a bad thing to live like this for just a little while? Just for a few months of one's life, is it so awful to...nap in a garden, in a patch of sunlight, in the middle of the day, right next to your favorite fountain? And then to do it again the next day?"
"Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy."

Not an original thought. Everyone's seen the bumper stickers that say the same thing more succinctly but it's something I've been thinking about a lot lately. My daily mantra swings between Ingrid Michaelson's "Be Okay" to "Be brave." Big decisions ahead.

And I love this visual...

"...God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies..."

And lastly I completely agree with this.

"Until I can feel as ecstatic about having a baby as I felt about going to New Zealand to search for giant squid, I cannot have a baby."

1 comment:

Sam Lidman said...

Someone's been thinking of NZ......