Stop and Smell the Roses
“I want to go someplace where I can marvel at something.”
Elizabeth Gilbert says this to a friend when explaining why she feels compelled to drop everything and travel to Italy, India and Indonesia in the name of finding herself. She’s lost so much of who she used to be during her divorce, she says, and in the unhealthy relationship that quickly followed, that she thinks a strong dose of splendor, both literal and figurative, will help pull her out of the existential mire she finds herself in.
What effect do you find the act of marveling at something has on you? What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, or the most profound moment you’ve ever experienced? How did it change you?