My patron saints

I adore this post by Gretchen Rubin in which she names her patron saints.

I’ve been thinking a lot about who my patron saints are.  I find this exercise quite difficult!  A few who come to mind quickly:

Annie Dillard – observant, grateful, wise

Anne Lamott – funny, irreverent, prolific

Georgia O’Keeffe – fierce, brave, celebrator of femininity and of the sky

Joan of Arc – intrepid, heroic, certain

Marie Curie – brilliant, fearless, possessed of power and wounds that came from the same source

Who are your patron saints?


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9 Comments

  1. Posted October 7, 2015 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Oh goodness. Now this is going to be all I think about today! Great question. And love your list. Off to ponder.

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    xoxo

  2. Denise
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Terry Gross, Diane Keaton and Ira Glass come immediately to mind. There are many more, and I’m hoping they creep into my consciousness as this day unfolds.

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    Great ones. xox

  3. Posted October 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    What a cool question! The first name that popped into my head was Shirley Chisholm. And then Rachel Carson. Mary Oliver. Carol Burnett. OK, must stop now…if I can.

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    I do not know Shirley Chisholm! Must find out more.

  4. Posted October 7, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Definintely have to think on this one!

  5. Tracy
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Joan Didion. Rosa Parks. Mary Oliver. Jimmy Carter. But mostly I love this post because I married a guy who luvvvvs his patron saints. Our Household Gods, we call them, and there are many. Which means my children could pick a picture of Dimitri Shostakovitch out of a lineup before they were 3. So it goes…

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    The image of this made me laugh out loud. I miss you! xo

  6. Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Maya Angelou. My grandmothers. Anne Lamott. Charlotte Bronte.

    admin Reply:

    Oh yes. Grandmothers. Yes.

  7. Posted October 19, 2015 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I’m catching up on my Blog Lovin’ Feed, so please forgive me for being late with my comment. I love this (and also love Anne Lamott!). Can I borrow this (with credit of course;)? I’d love to ask my readers the same question.

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    Of course!! Please do! xox

  8. Posted October 19, 2015 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Thank you

  9. Posted October 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Krista Tippet, Brene Brown, The Dalai Lama, Elizabeth Bennet, Frida Kahlo. A bit random but those are the names that popped up. I love this question and will have to think on it a bit more. =)