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Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One writes not to be read but to breathe…one writes to think, to pray, to analyze. One writes to clear one’s mind, to dissipate one’s fears, to face one’s doubts, to look at one’s mistakes–in order to retrieve them. One writes to capture and crystallize one’s joy, but also to disperse one’s gloom. Like prayer–you go to it in sorrow more than joy, for help, a road back to ‘grace’. ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Wartime Writings 1939-1944. (Mariner Books; 1 edition November 4, 2002) Originally published 1982.

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