Our Writing 201 assignment is about Found Poetry where in I had to cut out words and phrases and arrange them into a poem. I made a word salad from pages 44-47 of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
I deserve something beautiful
I want the dolce vita,
I love the sweet life,
Some good lessons, personal victories,
The beautiful world.
I like to find a beautiful home
And perhaps speak a few separate languages,
To understand human emotions,
To find the most beautiful dialect ever spoken– love.
I will watch the sunset,
Walk down through the seductively beautiful cities,
Meet princes and intellectuals,
End a day laughing or playing,
Have any reason to be happy and feel contented
Most of all, be with and love God Himself,
I want so desperately.
I have read this book last night for practically 6 hours. I thought it was just a typical young-adult romance but to my surprise, it was not. It tackled some sensible issues about the identity and sexuality of stereotypical teens.
The story revolved mainly on Natalie Sterling, the goody two-shoes senior school council president, who was too uptight. As the story went on, she ended up hurting and disappointing her friends, the guy she liked, and her favorite teacher because of her irritatingly virtuous belief about sexuality (she is a feminist). She also confined herself in overthinking on how to preserve her reputation as the school president while her friends, her guy, and the school events were acting in a haywire, not knowing that she was one of the reasons that aggravated them. In the end, sex and love changed this girl.
Haha. I think that was a lame review. If you want to read the better synopsis – here it is..
Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.
But life is messy, and it’s very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they’re no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up
being the boy you wants to sleep with yourself – but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.
Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices – and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.
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visit the author’s website :www.siobhanvivian.com
“Rewind seems to be good after all..it makes you understand the story before going forward”
Most people think that going through their past, especially if it had been painful, is no use to the present and the future. But just like the movies and books, you won’t be able to appreciate the happy endings without knowing how the hero and heroine got it. So why don’t we reminisce those moments? Melancholic or elating, pressing the rewind button may not be so bad after all. It may help us thicken the plot of our beautiful lives before going forward for our happy ending.