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I still love Shantaram

26 Mar
Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, India

“It’s a characteristic of human nature that the best qualities, called up quickly in a crisis, are very often the hardest to find in a prosperous calm.”

-Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Recommended Read!

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laughing that hard

21 Mar
Chiang Mai

Natalie in Chiang Mai

“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
(This is a really great book and not a heavy lift.)

blurred at the edges

23 Feb
ithaca, ny

Ithaca, NY

“The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.”

― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

everyone knows, no one knows

16 Feb
Israel

Tel Aviv Jaffe, Israel

“Everyone knows how to talk, and no one knows what to say.”

― Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

i think i remember that film

14 Feb
Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

-Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Where I finally quote Shantaram

13 Feb
udaipur

making friends in Udaipur, India

“Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.”

-Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram: A Novel

(Big Recommendation: Possibly the most engaging book I’ve ever read)

flowers for dinner

9 Feb
roses!

Chiang Mai, Thailand (the bar across the street from the reggae bar)

“A good holiday is one that is spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.”

-J. B. Priestley

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