Friday, October 05, 2007

For those who love the book - Eat Pray Love

The author, Elizabeth Gilbert, will be on Oprah today at 4 PM, EST. Check it out. Or record it and watch it later.

Also, there is a great book club interview with her on the Borders.com website. Check it out here. It is well worth the thirty to forty minutes it takes to watch it. I listened, took notes, and look forward to what new things will transpire in my own life as a result of reading the book, pondering its implications, and deciding to stand up tall for the things and people I believe in. Life is too short to back down and back peddle and apologize for who I am and what matters most to me.

Look out world; Gail is making a plan and preparing to launch it.
The countdown is on.

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I often return to this photo taken on our trip up north back in June. I remember how strange and how strong I felt as I looked out at that beautiful stretch of road ahead of our car. No one was going in our direction. No one was coming towards us. There are many times, more often of late, when I think of that old song of the church, "I have decided to follow Jesus." One verse says: "Though none go with me, still I will follow." Though none go with me down this path towards peace, contentment, grace, forgiveness, mercy, reconciliation, and justice - still I will follow.

The best news I have heard in these past few months is that I am not alone. There are many who are traveling with me on this road, many who, like me, often feel alone. But we are discovering and embracing each other. Here online. At peace marches and rallies. In casual conversation. At church. In the neighborhood. We are not alone.

I am not alone. But even if that were the case, still I would follow.
Still I will follow.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Dang Gail, you are a blogging tornado!

Keep it up. I love all the posts.

Shelby said...

beautiful.

Amy said...

Hey, I'm right there with you, still planning and still evolving at the young age of 47. I can't wait to see how our continuing journeys go ...

Amy

Anonymous said...

You seem to always touch the cord of truth of life. Beautifully expressed and thoughtful.

Kimmer