Mar 25, 2012




The shell on the left was deposited at our feet last week by a gentle wave as we walked along the sand....the other was from a few months ago.


Do you remember the book?  I think my Mom gave it to me.  I still have it in my library.


Gift from the Sea

Pantheon Books, Jan 30, 1991 –
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.With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh’s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman.The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family.After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For
several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her final years in her Connecticut home, continuing her writing projects and enjoying visits from her children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, at the age of ninety-four.

...our sunset last evening!

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5 Responses to “GIFT FROM THE SEA…..”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful inspiring read, will have to put that on our list. Thanks for the referral.

  2. Connie in PA says:

    Love the shells!!!

    The Lindbergh’s led interesting lives – I recently re-read about both of them on Wikipedia. When their baby son was kidnapped, my mom cut the articles out of the newspaper (way back when). She kept them in her scrapbook. Later, I would always read those articles when I was a little girl and cry for that lost baby. I still think that is where my interest in reading biographies began.

  3. mary klassen says:

    thanks, I bought this book after reading your post, haven’t read it yet, done feel right reading it with no beach in sight, might save it for next season

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