I finished it! Tonight our Book Club met to discuss the last two sections of the book "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is about one woman's spiritual journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia...and all of her experiences in between. We met at April's house as usual and enjoyed some traditional Indian and Indonesian food: spicy vegetarian curry, flat bread with an array of flavored humus, and a delicious vegetable and rice dish. As we snacked we discussed our thoughts on the last two sections and shared our favorite parts of the book.
Here's my favorite passage from the Indonesia section. To set the stage, Liz, the author/main character is having a moment of self-reflection after having received a proposal to stay the night with the man she is dating. She writes: "I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times that I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and then I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism." That is some good stuff right there!