Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love 

A beautiful journey of a woman in search of the meaning of life.

She has everything she ever wanted in her life, a perfect husband, beautiful house, and a successful career. But time changes everything and she started exhibiting symptoms of depression because of her divorce. So she decided to go on a yearlong adventures journey of self-discovery.  Eat, Pray, Love – these three words match up to the book’s three sections of eating Italian delicacies, praying and healing in India and finding physical passion in Indonesia.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is one of a kind travelogue I have read for the very first time.

 

A thunderstorm of thought


Like a bright sun, you burst into my life

but the sky is grey tonight

thunder rolling over me

every tear is like a tsunami

every whisper is like an explosion

I can feel your thoughts, loud and cold like a thunderstorm

and I want you to crash them on the invisible shore tonight

let’s leave the cold starlight, before the first ray of sunlight

the warmth of daylight is waiting

I know you can do it because you’ve got the Moxie 

and here I will wait for you to bright like a sun.

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami


“Toru: What happens when people open their hearts?
Reiko: They get better.”

A depressingly beautiful novel I have read so far. I read it while travelling in train, bus, cab with so much interest that my fellow passengers had to tell me about my stations.

A story of love and loss from the perspective of Toru Watanabe. A successful, 37-year-old businessman, hears a version of the Beatles’ Norwegian Wood, and the music takes him back 18 years to his college days, the story dwells in sadness after the death of his best friend Kizuki. later he developed feelings for two different girls Naoko, Kizuki’s girlfriend, beautiful yet emotionally damaged and Lively Midori.

An amazing story of young love, I did not expect to like it that much.

And yes movie adaption is also really good.

An afternoon made from happiness


There was a scent of petrichor and chocolate ice cream within the air,

a simple day and a drop of Heaven.

looking into his eyes, a perfect bliss,

lying down, the monsoon serenity making him blush,

Grasping one another’s hand,

Vowing to never let go.

plucking a piece of an afternoon to cherish it forever.

Pluck