Eat, Pray, Love… and Genius

Here is Elizabeth Gilbert’s explanation of creative genius.  All frustrated wannabe geniuses, as those who read the how-to books by Michael Gelb, take note. The pressure is off!

What was your reaction to the book and film? Here is the trailer, just in case you have forgotten!  And a synopsis, too!

A woman who once made it her goal in life to marry and rear a family finds her priorities suddenly shifting in Ryan Murphy and Jennifer Salt’s adaptation of author Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir. In the eyes of many, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) was a woman who had it all — a loving husband, a great career, and a weekend home — but sometimes one realizes too little too late that they haven’t gotten what they truly wanted from life. On the heels of a painful divorce, the woman who had previously looked forward to a contented life of domestic bliss sets out to seek her true destiny by traveling first to Italy, where she learns to appreciate nourishment; then to India, where she discovers the power of prayer; and finally to Bali, where she unexpectedly finds the meaning of true love.


This made Elizabeth Gilbert very rich, and very famous. Famous enough to lecture at TED about genius!

Sigh! And I wasted my life making an honest living as a teacher, when I should have just dropped everything and travelled for a year! Now I find out!

I do enjoy the variety of speakers on TED!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Eat, Pray, Love… and Genius

  1. FLP says:

    Dear Motley,
    I enjoyed the Gilbert TED talk and went on to watch a few others.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s