i have been in the need of a good,
escape from stress and "educationy" literature...
and i found this book on one of my employees' desk.
a roommate had read this and i always wanted too,
but just never "had time"
so i made a pouty face, and she let me take it home.
i love to read good writing again.
it almost makes me sad.
like i should have done more in life so far.
like tried to learn to write, or even just travel more.
i have never made it out of the country,
despite my love of food and travelling thus far.
i am not done reading,
so i may yet comment again, but here...
"I walk up the stairs to my fourth-floor apartment, all alone. I let myself into my tiny little studio, all alone. I shut the door behind me. Another solitary bedtime in Rome. Another long night's sleep ahead of me, with nobody and nothing in my bed except a pile of Italian phrasebooks and dictionaries.
I am alone, I am all alone, I am completely alone.
Grasping this reality, I let go of my bag, drop to my knees and press my forehead against the floor. There, I offer up to the universe a fervent prayer of thanks.
First in English.
Then in Italian.
And then—just to get the point across—in Sanskrit."
-elizabeth gilbert (eat pray love)
italy would thrill me completely.
some day, i will allow that beautiful land
to consummate my passport's life.
i just hope i am able to stay long enough
to rent a scooter and ride everywhere i wanna go with cc
in that city of love and carbs
and i think i will take my mother to see this on her birthday:
(julia roberts? not sure yet, but could be fantastic)
and, thanks to netflix,
we just watched this movie:
cc enjoyed it,
i wept through it.
happy tears, mostly sad ones.
fabulous flick with some stunning performances.
that young dakota is really quite fun to watch emote.
admittedly, you must come prepared/be in the mood,
but when you are, it is worth it.
oh, and the movie was formerly this novel here:
one i may attempt to read again soon.
but the movie left a sweet taste,
maybe we'll just keep it at that.
what do i read next??
[and no, it doesn't necessarily have to become/have a movie that goes with it]