#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2005

Thoughts on homes and hearts

I came to a great realization today, in my journaling, as I often do. (Are you doing your morning pages? I am a mother, and thus very skilled at nagging. I won’t let you off the hook on this one!)

We pass through stages in our lives. As women, we are Diana, goddess of the hunt, early in our lives. We are looking for the things and people that will complete us. Searching, seeking, striving and pushing. Oh, it’s exhausting! But it IS a natural part of the life cycle, and all women must pass through it on the way

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The British spirit

The British are brave. When they talk about keeping a stiff upper lip, they mean it.
And they are back in the game–after One Day. That’s typical of them, you know. They faced down the Spanish Armada. They went to the cliffs of Dover in rowboats and saved countless Allied soldiers, stranded on the beach. They’ve slept in subways to avoid Nazi bombs and done without the most basic necessities without a whimper. They’ve seen whole neighborhoods leveled–imagine September 11, day after day, year after year. That’s what happened, during the Second World War. And even that didn’t keep them

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.