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Learning To Sail
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
– Louisa May Alcott
Alcott is best known for her semi-autobiographical novel Little Women. Raised in New England in the 1830s, she was a tomboy: “No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race,” she claimed, “and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences …”
Her family was poor, and she was determined to help them, so she took odd jobs _ teacher, seamstress, governess, servant – and started writing. She was also active in the abolition of slavery and establishing women’s rights.
“… I will make a battering-ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world.”
Sounds like Louisa would have been a perfect candidate for CrossFit! Oh, to invent a time machine to bring Louisa and Charlotte Bronte into 2011 for a workout, a meal, and a long, long talk about writing… and life.
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