Eat, Pray, Love, Read
I came across this Elizabeth Gilbert quote on Pinterest, recently, and read it over and over. This. Is. Me. If Elizabeth Gilbert suffers the same romantic optimistic self-destructive distortions as I do, then there must be others like us out in the world. Good lord, I’m not alone!! (Does this mean I have a blockbuster book and movie in my future?) Lol!
C.S. Lewis wrote, “We read to know we’re not alone.” Yes, I think this is true. When I read many of your blogs I feel I’m not alone and it makes me so happy to know you. I feel an instant connection. When I find writers who can express my thoughts and feelings eloquently, succinctly, artistically, etc. I get excited. This is probably due to my being dyslexic. It comes as a relief to me. (I think I’ve told people I love them after I’ve read things they’ve written.) This leads me to my next C.S. Lewis quote –
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one”
Thank you to everyone who, through their exceptional writing and courage to expose themselves emotionally, has made me feel less alone.
What have you read recently that made you stop, feel, and know that you weren’t alone?