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THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS finds its way to Nepal…a very intrepid book-buyer, indeed!
Photos of Elizabeth Gilbert
FOUND IT! It's taken me the better part of a year, but I finally, FINALLY found it. I was so happy I took a photo of the Nepali shopkeeper who has so wisely stocked her shelves. Made my day. — at Mahendrapool Pokhara.
On this day when I am thinking especially much about prayer, I found this very beautiful:
Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion
"Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, on
Dear Ones –
I lost a lot of sleep last night because of the events in Ferguson.
Today seems like a day for prayer — prayers for the angry, prayers for the confused, prayers for the suffering, prayers for any community or individual riven by distrust and sorrow.
Prayers of revelation and liberation.
We need a higher consciousness. All of us do.
I know that I do.
Will you thread your prayers together with mine?
It's simple: Prayers today for all who suffer, no matter who they are.
Prayers for everyone, no matter what.
Blessings and grace,
Read this book: BROTHER OF THE MORE FAMOUS JACK
Dear Ones –
Do you see this book? Do you see that I am holding five copies of it? That's because I'm giving it away to all my friends right now, because it's so awesome. (Actually, I had even MORE copies, but I already started giving them away.)
BROTHER OF THE MORE FAMOUS JACK was originally published in 1982, but this gorgeous new edition is just now being printed here in these United States. I am in love with this novel. It's a very British, super intelligent, and very sexy sort of coming-of-age drama about a brilliant young woman and the charismatic family she falls in love with.
I want everyone to read it. That's why, on the front cover, it says: "I won't rest until everyone in America has read (and fallen in love with) this fabulous author." My quote! Because I seriously mean it!
You know who else loves this book? Maria Semple (she of the terrific novel "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?") and my dear friend Ann Patchett (she of "Bel Canto" and other wonderful books.)
We have a fan club about Barbara Trapido, the fabulous author of this fabulous book. We want everyone to know about her.
As I used to say when I was a ten year-old writing book reports for school: "If you like good books, you will like this book."
That is all,
A friend of this page named Tracy shared this with me today, and I loved it.
ps – ELEPHANTS! 🙂