It is a regular occurrence for me to go on long drives especially when I am visiting my parents. The drive there is approximately one hour long. The days I have a chauffeur (eherm......Mr Husband) I always like to take along some entertainment. Today was the best drive by far. I had the perfect music, the perfect book and just the right amount of sunshine streaming through.
The book "The Forty Rules of Love" is an interesting one indeed. I am only a third of the way through and it has captivated me already. It is set in two worlds - well sort of. A lady "Ella" has landed a new job as a Literary Agent and she is reading a book (in the book!!) which is set in Konya (Turkey) in the thirteenth century. It is about Sufism and Rumi and of course LOVE. It is absolutely wonderful being taken back to the thirteenth century even if it is fiction. There are many quotes in the book which I just love and are such wonderful bits of advice. I'm sure everyone will find a quote which applies to them. I have been busy scribbling these quotes down in my notebook whilst reading.
Here is one that I thought was something we should all remember.
"Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?"
Whilst reading this book I had my wonderfully relaxing Aesop CD (105 minutes) which was gifted to me playing in the background. It has many songs from Turkey so it all gelled together wonderfully.
We made a pit stop at a Turkish Restaurant where we feasted on Turkish bread and dips of varying colours.
Even though I am of Turkish background it's not often that my family get to experience my beautiful culture. Today was an exception.
It just makes me that little bit more determined to visit my country.