Almost annually I re-read 'Gift from the Sea' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It reminds me that life has always felt hectic, even in 1955, and that our lifestyle really isn't any different from the ones past, but that we each have the opportunity to change that for ourselves. Her husband was known for his flight around the world and she became the first female to earn a pilot's license in the 1930's. Their first son was kidnapped at 20 months of age and his body found two months later. Though she and her husband seemed happy, moving on after the loss of their son to having five more children, they both had affairs (she even had a brief one with Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince and he fathered and supported several other children). In spite of conflict and challenge in her life, she was recognized for her contributions to both aviation and literature as well as being rewarded with numerous college and university degrees.
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