Friday, April 25, 2008


from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:

"I look at the Augusteum, and I think that perhaps my life has not actually been so chaotic, after all. It is merely this world that is chaotic, bringing changes to us all that nobody could have anticipated. The Augusteum warns me not to get attached to any obsolete ideas about who I am, what I represent, whom I belong to, or what function I may once have intended to serve. Yesterday I might have been a glorious monument to somebody, true enough--but tomorrow I could be a fireworks depository. Even in the Eternal City, says the silent Augusteum, one must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation" (p. 75).


pERiWinKle said...

my husband and I was looking through an album and he commented on a photo of me..saying that that is how he thinks of me when he cannot see me. I asked him how is that. and he said...calm, relax and contented. that is how i know you to be...

my heart raced! i felt like jumping up and down! cause my life is not as crazy as i think...i am calm and relaxed and content...if my mind just want to accept these gifts and do the same! xx

Kirsten Michelle said...

i really, really needed to read this today.
it seems i often find what i need when i visit with you here.
sweet blessings on your day, beautiful gem.