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Writing an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ from a male’s prospective — about…

…being at the top of the world and at the bottom, on a PRIVATE JET one day, and SPIRIT AIR the next, realizing true happiness had nothing to do with success.

Growing up in the Middle East, I adopted a unique perspective on the never ending conflict between the “us” and “them”, the haves and have-nots, which in my opinion, is a major factor in our collective dissatisfaction, no matter which side of the track one sits on.

Social media and the desire to appear “better than them”, has accentuated this separatism, yet deep underneath, all people on this planet innately understand, that no amount of wealth is as nourishing to the soul as a trusted friend or a home made meal.

Why else do themes captured in movies and books like “Titanic” or “The Prince and the Pauper” resonate so deeply within us? It was ONLY when I lost everything that I understood the meaning of the old proverb, “you see small things from the peak, but great things from the valley”, that’s what my book and my journey are about.

It started as a short story… about the time I drove my conservative Israeli parents to Burning Man (without telling them)…

 

I also collaborated on a feature film script about Katharine Wright — Aviation’s unsung heroine