Big Magic…Take Three

To be candid, I stopped reading Eat, Pray, Love on about page 6. Not that Gilbert didn’t bring something into the world that needed sharing. More that I didn’t need to hear it. As so often happens with Oprah and me [*grin*], her journey was not my journey. This time round, I am, like Honore, committed to finding some Big Magic, some trigger to my own reflections on the creative mind.


“A creative life is an amplified life.” On this, Elizabeth and I agree. I would say the reverse is true as well. An amplified life will result in a creative one. Life is art, right? I proffer the following Guiding Thought from Albert Einstein way too often; that doesn’t make it any less true. “There are only two ways to lead your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 

Thus far, most of Ms. Gilbert’s focus is on writing with occasional mentions of other areas of art. Makes sense and feels natural. However, isn’t this a bit limiting? I hear our State Librarian’s voice in my head, “It’s more of an art than a science,” RE: a discussion of library collection development. I nodded in agreement at that time and many others. Heck, at times, a finely-crafted spreadsheet is a work of art to me!


I am moved to see how she expands her concepts as the book progresses.

The “Sometimes it IS fairy dust,” sentence has me hopeful!


Left turn: it is so worth noting that the three of us never talked about what this book discussion would look like, how it would progress. Yet, here it is. Birthed and flourishing. Boo-ya…fairy dust, indeed.


This entry was written by kmgraybeal and published on January 28, 2016 at 10:04 am. It’s filed under Authenticity, Books, Commitment, Connections, Friendship, Gratitude, Kathy, Lifeology. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Big Magic…Take Three

  1. HA! EPL is one of my FAVS (book NOT movie!).
    Miracles, science, fairy dust…and a Hobbit house with awesome words—what more does this post need!? ♥ Not to mention gorgeous pix, big thumbs up!

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