- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...
The Poem That Inspired My Blog's Subtitle
Bear and Babybear
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Eat, Pray, Love is the author's account of a year spent traveling to Italy, India and Indonesia after a difficult divorce, in hopes of finding herself.
The book is written in three sections. Italy/Eat, India/Pray and Indonesia/Love.
When I first picked up the book and started to read, the author is in Italy. I found this section to be enjoyable and made my way through it quickly. For some reason, I got hungry too.
The second section, when the author is in India, I felt went much slower than the first section. Part of this could be because I don't quite relate to the religious aspect of it, but also, this section went slowly for the author as well as she spends the entire section in a monastery.
Finally, in the third section, Indonesia, the pace picked up again, much to my relief. In this section, the author is searching for love. Pure love.
I had been told by several people that I should read this book, with the hint that I would benefit from doing so. While I'm not exactly sure what the hype was all about, I am still glad to have read this book, and enjoyed it for the most part. I don't think anything in this book actually applied to my own life but it was still interesting to read.
Conclusion: Good book, not great. Maybe more beneficial to those looking for spiritual guidance.