Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it

eat. pray. love.

I liked it. Finding yourself, finding who you are and what you want. It's not super exciting, it's a chill movie and relaxing. There are some pretty humorous scenes and so many interesting characters and story lines, and Julia Roberts is amazing and gorgeous as usual. Roberts aka Liz Gilbert leaves a "perfect" life and marriage because she has lost her happiness and joy in life. Taking off around the world on a journey of self-enlightenment and fulfillment, she eats, prays and loves. I wish I could take a round-the-world trip and travel and do amazing things. How great would that be.

“A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came they trashed it a long with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome’s first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would be in ruins. It’s one of the quietest, loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over the centuries. It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won’t let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked at around to this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”

Who am I? What do I want?

This post is a huge deal. It's my 50th.
Momentous occasion. Okay, not really...
but I'm pretending it is.

PS-It's election day....did you vote?
I did.
Go republicans.

1 comment:

Cristen said...

I read the book, then saw the movie. One could get sucked into thinking that this is a great idea...who wouldn't want to travel to cool places, eat pasta, and enjoy life...until you realize that she was totally and completely selfish. It makes me grateful to have the gospel perspective to go, wait a minute, this is not how you find true happiness, it's through losing yourself that you find yourself. Actually, this story is exactly what's wrong with the world...being totally self centered, believing you have to escape life rather that live your life and make good decisions, be true to yourself, but not at the expense of others.