i love books like this.
i don't think that's a secret
or a surprise.
i like books that make me want to
read up on a subject, grab my camera,
grab a pen and journal, pick up a paintbrush,
try something i have never tried before.
and i love elizabeth gilbert.
i love love love loved eat pray love
and totally, completely, wholeheartedly
expected to NOT like it.
but i did.
and so i was very excited about this book of hers
and it did not disappoint me.
she tells a story about the amazon
and highways being swallowed whole
and a chance encounter
that kinda sorta gave me goosebumps.
i just like the way she writes.
and i love that she says this:
because i totally agree with it.
people tell me all the time
"i'm not creative at all, you're so creative"
but i think there are varying degrees and proportions of
i think some people call it by a different name...
and then they don't recognize it in themselves
if you cook, if you garden, if you build things,
if you play...if you sing, dance, brainstorm, solve puzzles,
guess at riddles, read, write, plan a vacation,
if you have made a snowman or a sandcastle,
flown a paper airplane, wrote a letter to a friend...
anything can be creative
because there is no one set way to do anything.
you're creating a life for yourself.
that's pretty damn big.
so anyway...yeah...i loved this book!
4 out of 5 ♥♥♥♥'s
NEXT UP: THE HEART GOES LAST - MARGARET ATWOOD
(and yay! it's book 12!! i will hit my goal for this year!!)