Last night I went to see Eat, Pray, Love with a dear sweet friend (who loaned me the book this summer). I enjoyed the book but I adored the movie - no joke - I laughed, I cried and was amazed by the scenery and visual feast of each country.
I have always loved movies - but since my life has narrowed into a virtual vortex of nebbing, the escapism of a movie is a welcome treat. There were so many quotes I wanted to remember to share with you (my blogging community - of which I am so thankful for the encouragement, comments and emails I have received in response), but after a movie full of interesting and thoughtful lines, I gave up on the memorizing and sat back to enjoy the show.
I do recall one moment that made me teary - Julia Roberts said, "I'm not looking for easy - just less hard." I couldn't have phrased it better myself. I know life is hard - that's the reality of it . . . there will always be misunderstandings, bills, frustrations, disappointments - but I want to be taken off the bench and put back into the game . . . I'm tired of sitting and nebbing . . . and just when I think the asthma is turning a corner, I wake up this morning with no voice again and the lowest peak flow reading I've had in weeks . . . AHHHHHH!! (Okay - that's me yelling with no voice as I sit, type and neb).
In conclusion, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually enjoyed the movie more than the book. As beautiful as the authors words were, the movie was even richer . . . now I'm off to put on my "big lady pants" . . . (now you have to go see it to get the joke!!)