Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Three of my favorite women...


{Apology for the lack of pictures today. I am under the weather with allergies and just don't have the energy. This will be a short post though!}

Did any of you see The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday? If not, you missed a climax moment in my life. First, I must make some confessions so this makes sense.

  1. Ever since My Best Friend's Wedding, I've loved Julia Roberts. It's borderline obsession. I've been trying to see all of her movies, and I can't count how many times I've watched and cried during Pretty Woman. She makes goofy smiles and big, out-of-control curly hair glamourous. For that, I thank her.
  2. Ever since reading Basic Black by magazine wiz Cathie Black, I got hooked on Oprah. I subscribed to the magazine for two years, and since I heard she was ending her show, I've been watching her show. I know she's not everyone's favorite person, but to me, she is inspirational. She is beautiful. I believe she is a good soul. 
  3. Ever since Eat, Pray, Love was dropped on my desk by a coworker, I've had the biggest girl crush on Elizabeth Gilbert. A lot of you are Twilight cult followers; well, I am an Eat, Pray, Love cult member. The book opened my eyes; Gilbert's writing reached into the depths of my heart and brought me with her. 
Yesterday, Oprah had Julia Roberts on her show to promote the Eat, Pray, Love moving coming out August 13 -- yes, it's already on my calendar because besides SATC2, it is my most-anticipated movie this year. I was giddy watching Julia interact with Oprah and talk about the film and her family life. She is so real. I could see a piece of all her characters in her during that interview because she brings a piece of her to all of her characters, I think.

I almost fell off the couch when Oprah introduced Liz Gilbert and she came out beaming with her adorable blond curls and enlightened eyes. The three of them sat together chit-chatting like old friends, and I WANTED TO BE THERE. If I could have saved the recording and watched it over and over, I would have. 

I think I'm going to have to re-read the book before the movie, and then I'm going to have to start reading Gilbert's next book, Committed.

So, for this Thankful Tuesday, I am thankful for Julia, Oprah and Liz... three women who inspire me to no end.

Thoughts, anyone? Are you looking forward to seeing Eat, Pray, Love? Have you read the book (or will you before seeing the movie)? Do you think I'm crazy for being gaga over Julia and Liz? (It's ok if you do.)


Katie said...

Julia is at the top of my list, too!!! I never read the book but I will for sure be anxious to see the movie!

Alicia said...

the book is totally on my list! i can't wait to read it! and i LOVE julia roberts...she's seriously amazing! and no, you're not crazy! :)

Traveller said...

I sooo have to read that book! Perhaps this upcoming holiday.

bananas. said...

bah! my dvr forgot to record this episode so i missed it gad dangit!!! wahhhh!!!

i had to stalk the oprah site instead to read about the interview. laaame.

rachaelgking said...

Awww. I do love me some Oprah! And Jules and Liz ain't half bad ;-)

Carma Sez said...

I did not see Oprah but I read the book - I'll be honest that I zoned out during many of the slower sections so I remain unenlightened

She does seem like a nice person though

Sierra said...

I LOVE Julia Roberts and I cannot wait until Eat, Love, Pray comes out! I need to read that book too, I've heard SO many good things about it. Glad it transformed your life...thanks for your thoughtful comments!

Unknown said...

I haven't read Eat, Pray, Love... though I think I'd like to. Tell me why I should. (Is that a weird thing to request? haha)

I also love Julia :)

& I hope you start feeling better soon. Yesterday was my worst day dealing with this cold... today, not so bad. Thank Goodness!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How have I not read this yet? Think I should see the movie first?

Debbie said...

Julia has been one of my favourite actresses for a long time. :-)

It's so exciting when pieces of your life intersect to create awesome results!