Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book #15 - Gift From the Sea

Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Blurb: In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives. (From Goodreads)

Opening Sentence: "The beach is not the place to work; to read, write or think."

Length: Short - 138 pages

Notes:  This is a great little book to read in between all those fiction books!!  This is one that I would actually love to own and to highlight and re-read. It is full of all kinds of great quotes, thoughts, and direction.  I especially loved the first two chapters and found that those applied more to me than the rest of the book.  The book really made me take a step back and look at my life and made me want to re-evaluate many things I do so that I could be a better person, wife and mother.  A think this one is a must read for any woman!

Random quote: "I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable."

Recommend:  yes

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