I haven't exactly figured out why I'm somewhat obsessed with the book and now the movie (i saw it last night). Is it that I can relate to the author as a control freak? I am someone who wants to know everything before making a decision. Or, is it that I admire the guts that it took to take that journey- to leave her marriage and travel alone- to have the discipline and patience to meditate daily? I don't want to leave my marriage or my children, but I do long to break the mold- to go beyond where I think I can go and to break with traditional roles and expectations.