Sunday, June 20, 2010

:: let yourself GO...

i read the book wide-eyed.
and open-hearted.
a highlighter in one hand.
journal in the other.

i envisioned the world through liz gilbert's eyes.
was inspired by the lessons she learned.
and the amazing places she adventured to.

there are many aspects of her travels
that exemplify the things i am doing in my wildest dreams.
eating pizza in italy.
running through gardens in india.
biking through bali.

she described an indonesian house she rented for several months.
all bright red kitchens.
and outdoor showers crafted with mosaic-tiles.
secret gardens.
and papayas hanging outside the bedroom window.

i read this description over and over again---
because when i think myself into my happiest place...

that's where i am.

so it goes without saying--
that i am uber excited for this movie.
to see all the amazing landscapes.
feel the emotions.
meet the characters.
experience the loudness.
the quite.
brought to life.

let's all meet somewhere in the middle come august.
and see it together.

deal? :)


  1. DEAL.

    i got about halfway through that book in college and then i misplaced it and never did finish reading it! i'm thinking i should find myself another copy. i am so jealous of gilbert's travels!

  2. I've never read anything by her, but I've been meaning to. It is now #1 on the my *to read list*

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  3. I'm super excited about this movie as well. I've never read the book, but I'm pretty sure my favorite part would be the eating in Italy :)

  4. Wow Alfie - VERY well said!

  5. Ooooo how exciting! I must see this! I have never read the book. I ought to. Everyone raves about it. And who doesn't love Julia?


  6. i have been wanting to see this film SO bad, i cannot wait until it comes out! i lovelove julia roberts. i'm hoping to read the book before then - i started reading a friend's copy but i was in school at the time and wasn't ever able to continue reading it... i need to read the rest NOW! ;)

  7. Deal! This looks sooo good! And James Franco? Yes, please!

  8. aww, I love Julia! I have this book on my shelf just waiting to be read. Can't wait :)

  9. Lovely writing, as usual! I have not yet read this, I know I need to, I'm always curious about people's journeys, both spiritual and actual, so I'll read it, and join you for the movie! XO!

  10. I LOVED Eat, Pray, Love TOO! So good! I cannot wait for the movie to come out...counting down the days!

  11. Okay, let's do it!
    I cannot find this book at my library but I've been wanting to read it! So I will. And then go watch the movie. That's right after my birthday! I'll be like, "Dad, can I have a road trip for my birthday?" Ha ha

  12. I can't wait to see this film - loved the book. Bought it in NYC and read it on an overnight flight back to Scotland. xx

  13. yes! Let's do it. That's on my list of things to read, hopefully I'll finish it before the movie comes out!

  14. i have not read this book yet!! i've heard wonderful things. i know i'm missing out. i better do it before the movie comes out!!

  15. Have yet to read the book mentioned above, but I look forward to the film;-)

  16. Oh i can't wait to see the movie! I love Julia Roberts ;) Thanks for your sweet comment today!!!!

  17. DEAL. bright red kitchens? yes PLEASE.

  18. I am right there with you! I read the book twice, and the first time - I completely melted into the book. Her soul searching while India was the perfect thing for me at that moment in my life. I can't wait to see the movie!

  19. deal! i'm totally excited about this!


  20. I'll definitely add this to my "to read" list :)
    By the way, we have identical taste in music.

  21. I found Elizabeth Gilbert to be terribly irritating, but I did enjoy reading about her travels. I'm kinda curious to see the movie.

  22. This is my next read - it is sitting on my nightstand, just waiting to be picked up (and now I can't wait after reading your review!).

  23. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Ditto on being super excited for the movie!

  24. So excited! I feel like I might die of excitement before this comes out!