Gift from the Sea Author:Anne Morrow Lindbergh The setting of Anne Morrow Lindberg's most widely praised book is the sea short; the time, a brief vacation which had listed her from the distractions of everyday existence into the sphere of miditation. As the sea tosses up its gifts -- shells rare and perfect -- so the mind, left to its ponderings, brings up its own treasures of the deep. An... more »d the shells become symbols here for the aspects of life she is contemplating.
Her reflections of a woman's life have been matured during the active years of marriage to Charles A. Lindbergh and familly living, and stimulated by contact with those who experience the same need for assessing the true values of life. In a blend of complete sincerity and delicacy, so uniquely her own, Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares with her readers her awareness of the many frustrating elements we face today: The restlessness, the unending pressures and demands, the denial of leisure and silence, the threat of inner peace and integration, the uneasy balance of the opposites, man and woman. With radiant lucidity she makes visible against the values of the innerl life, without which there is no true fulfillment. She does this without the overtones of preaching, but herself as a seeker, echoing -- only clearer and stronger -- our own small still voice.« less