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In a slim volume of selections from Gift From the Sea, where Anne Morrow Lindbergh muses on self, soul, woman’s life and purpose, I found the following:

… the answer is not in the feverish pursuit of centrifugal activities which only lead in the end to fragmentation. On the contrary, woman must consciously encourage those pursuits which oppose the centrifugal forces of today. Quiet time alone, contemplation, prayer, music, a centering line of thought of reading, of study or work. It can be physical or intellectual or artistic, any creative life proceeding from oneself. It need not be an enormous project or a great work. But it should be something of one’s own. What matters is that one be for a time inwardly attentive.

Having written about the Shultz hour not long ago, Lindbergh’s suggestion seems quite complimentary.

Of course, this has nothing to do with historical fiction. But then, not every post has to 🙂

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union August 2016. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.