Rita Golden Gelman

Rita Golden Gelman


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in Bridgeport, Connecticut, The United States
July 02, 1937

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Average rating: 3.86 · 14,600 ratings · 1,461 reviews · 49 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Mole in a Hole

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Rice Is Life

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“I move throughout the world...guided by instinct, connecting through trust, and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities. ”
Rita Golden Gelman

“My spirit gets nourished in faraway places. Sometimes I wonder if it's a biological need, perhaps a biological flaw, that compels me to seek the excitement and challenge that comes of being in a place where nobody knows me.

Other times I think that my compulsion to settle into communities that are different from the ones I know is related to my passion for experiential learning. I learn best and most happily by doing, touching, sharing, tasting. When I'm somewhere I've never been before, learning goes on all day, every day.”
Rita Golden Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

“As an observer, I am particularly interested in watching women, married, divorced, single. So many of them trapped in lives they think they must live, in roles they have come to resent, with little job and no laughter. They've "settled." They've compromised. They've learned to adjust.

Among the divorced, many are bitter, coloring their lives with resentment; others live only to meet the man who will complete them.

I have no intentions of adjusting, and I am not looking to define myself by the man I am with. The new me is feeling rebellious, looking for excitement, bursting with energy to explore. There is no way that I am going to sit around feeling sorry for myself, thinking that the only way I can enjoy life is with a man.

With no possessions, no home, and no precedent, I am free to design a life that fits me. Best of all, I have tasted the life I want. My Mexican adventure opened me up. I want more. During my four months away, I met interesting people, I was never bored, and I laughed more than I had in years. I resolve to continue exploring the world, ignoring the THEY who define how people should live.”
Rita Golden Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

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