Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eat, Pray, Love

I started reading the novel the other day. Within the first few pages, I was completely wrapped up in the story. I somehow managed to empathise with the writer, even though her life and even social circumstances are almost the complete antithesis of mine. A third of the book is devoted to her time in Italy, where she allows herself pleasure - not sexual, but rather she allows herself to do what she wants (mostly eating good food and learning Italian). A theme that seems to be running through this section really resonates with me - learning to take pleasure in nothing. Which means not even seeking entertainment, just... nothing. I am finding this increasingly difficult to do now days, probably because I cram my head full of to-do lists, appointments and worries. No time for, well, me! I personally haven't thought about what I would like to do for quite some time now, and I think this should be more of a priority for me.

I haven't finished the book yet (far, far from it), but from what it looks like so far, I will really enjoy it!

1 comment:

terrifirma said...

And when you've read the book, or even before, watch this TED talk from the author.

Entertaining and enlightening.