Some quotes from the great book, Gift From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh:
“The beach is for shedding: clothes, vanity, shelter, pride, Puritan conscience, hypocrisy, masks.”
“Perhaps middle age should be shedding shells – ambition, material, accumulations, possessions, ego, pride, masks, armor. If one ceases to compete, does one need it?”
“Woman must come of age by herself. She must find her true center alone.”
“Perhaps we never appreciate the here and now until is challenged. And have we not also been awakened to a new sense of the dignity of the individual because of the threats and temptations to her?”
Do any of these speak to you? If so, what will you do about them?