“He was full of ennui, full of misery, full of death; there was nothing left in the world that could attract him, that could give him pleasure and solace. He wished passionately for oblivion, to be at rest, to be dead. If only a flash of lightning would strike him! If only a tiger would come and eat him! If there were only some wine, some poison, that would give him oblivion, that would make him forget, that would make him sleep and never awaken…A chilly emptiness in the water reflected the terrible emptiness in his soul.”
– Siddartha by Herman Hesse
Love is not the admiration of perfection, but the acceptance of an imperfect person with all his imperfections, because loving and accepting him makes us better and stronger.
– Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
My roommate and I went to Tash and Devin’s Monday Swimwear pop-up at The Beverly Hills Hotel, where they promoted their new “Summer Nights” collection the day before it became available online. We fell in LOVE with the new collection, and we are SO excited to wear our new suits this summer. I chose the Clovelly in Nude/Ivory, and Eunice opted for the St. Barths in Olive.
This past weekend + part of this week, I was in the Dominican Republic with three girlfriends to celebrate birthdays and to just… vacay. “Birthdays” were moreso the excuse to gtf away of responsibilities for a hot sec and tan our bums. It was my second time there, and this time was very different than my first time. We were light on drinking and heavy on relaxing. The 4.5 day getaway was exactly what we all needed.
I am a big fan of Elizabeth Gilbert. Even BIGGER fan of her book-turned-movie, Eat, Pray, Love.
When I saw this book standing on the shelf at LaGuardia, and saw her name on the brightest, almost too colorful cover that would scream, ‘Hi, look at me! I’m reading a book,’ I took a picture of it.
Yes, I took a picture of the cover of the book. I didn’t buy it. Because I don’t buy books in airports for twice (maybe even thrice) the price, when I can get it for cheaper on Amazon.
So, when I was scrolling through my camera roll a few weeks ago to clear out some storage, I came across this picture — cover of this book. I opened my laptop, went on Amazon.com and ordered it.