Gift from the Sea

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“Don't wish me happiness
I don't expect to be happy all the time...
It's gotton beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all.” 
― Anne Morrow LindberghGift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea is my favorite book to gift. I'm never without a spare copy. Anne Morrow Lindbergh was not only the wife of a famous aviator, she was a mother, and an acclaimed author. Her work spanned genres and is led by the wisdom she gained from her life of travel and inquiry. I've attached links to a few of my favorite below

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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.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Summer Slipping

Summer Silence

As I feel the summer beginning to slip away, I'm gathering little memories and appreciating the precious and rare moments of silence that springs up so naturally between siblings when they are engaged in nature. Between seasons I always feel unsettled, uneven, and in need of inspiration. Here is where I'm starting to look...

Reading this for myself - first time ever.

Found just in time on my bookshelves for lunchbox inspiration  

Big upcoming project? Revamping every wall display in my home, hoping Artifact Uprising can help