This is a book always in my mind, especially when you seem losing your direction.
A womans whose life is essentially falling apart goes on a quest of self exploration and allows herself to enjoy her experiences. This book assists in hope and gratitude
To sum up (what?!), I love this book!!!
It's a self-exploring journey both for the narrator and for me.
Seriously this book made me cry, laugh, and most important of of, think.
I want to quote the passage that made me burst into tears:
"My sister is not a religious person. [...] 'I think that kind of faith is so beautiful,' she whispers to me in the church, 'but i can't do it. I just can't....' [...] Here's another example of the difference in our worldviews. A family in my sister's neighborhood was recently stricken with a double tragedy, when both the young mother and her three-year-old son were diagnosed with cancer. When Catherine [my sister] told me about this, I could only say, shocked, 'Dear God, that family needs grace.' SHe replied firmly, 'That family needs casseroles,' and then proceeded to organize the entire neighborhood into bringing that family dinner, in shifts, every signle night, for an entire year. I do not know if my sister fully recognizes that this is grace."
And here comes the humorous line that tickled me:
(When David is describing his impression on India)
"Man, they got mosquitoes 'round this place big enough to rape a chicken!"
“There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. 'How much do you love me?' And, 'Who's in charge?' Everything else is somehow manageable. But these two questions of love and control undo us all, trip us up and cause war, grief, and suffering.”...Continua
“You’re going to have to learn to select your thoughts the same way you select your clothes every day.”
Parte I - Italia: appassionantemente deliziosa, evviva il senso del gusto!
Parte II - India: prega e medita, impazzisci pure un pochino se vuoi.. però che palle! Ok che devi trovare te stessa, ma non possiamo sorbirci tutti sti detti, ste profezie e sti consigli divini, per la miseria! Quelle cose lì se non le vivi non esistono, la tua esperienza ossia la percezione tattile di quel mondo, è impossibile da trasmettere o descrivere. Tempo sprecato. O la vivi oppure... ciccia!
Parte III - Indonesia: voglia di mare e genuinità, di persone semplici e vive!! L'amore sembra quasi un dettaglio.. una scelta forzata.. facciamocela andar bene così perchè di meglio non mi è capitato e ormai ho una certa erà. Mah...
Io sarei rimasta tutto il tempo in Italia, comunque....Continua