Abigail Adams - A Passionate Life

Passion is a state of being. It’s something we choose to create and that we can and will reignite again and again and again during our lifetimes. It’s a quest … it’s a choice … it’s a way of living.

In this episode the incomparable Abigail Adams, one of the leading female voices of the American revolutionary period, conveys to us, through the power of her pen, that the flame of passion burns brightest when we allow all that we love to become part of who we are.

Welcome to Season Two
Abigail Adams Artwork by Melissa McQueen
This Woman Has My Heart

“Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

W
ords I try to live by every day! And yes, some days ‘it’s easier said than done.

But what in the world can an American Colonial era, slightly puritanical, minister’s daughter teach me about living a life of passion? Apparently quite a lot!

I know, I know it seems implausible but as I really got to know the life and times of Abigail Adams, who she was, what she stood for, her 54-year Love affair with John and her uncompromising devotion to her family, I recognized several similarities to my own life.

She was opinionated, and witty, a force to be reckoned I’m sure John and others of the time would agree.

A woman who spoke her mind on topics which … according to society women had no business worrying their pretty little heads about. Abigail took great offense to such notions. Her writing reveals her revolutionary spirit and a dedication to American independence, as well as her commitment to rights for women and for African Americans.

She was a woman who loved with her whole heart. And poured all of herself, her thoughts and desires, her joys and sorrows her fears and aspirations into hundreds of letters written to her one true love when they were apart.

It’s not surprising at all that she was a Scorpio!

Like Abigail I cherish knowledge. In one of my favorite Abigail quotes she states …

“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and Mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since…”

Not this daughter, Abigail.

My love for learning about and sharing the wisdom of women from all over the world led me to The Aquitaine Project.

I also am fiercely devoted to my family and tribe and like Abigail, my husband is my best friend and the love of my life.. Our own Love affair has been going on for 47 years. But in our case, he’s the Scorpio! I’m a lucky woman.

For me, Abigail Adams is the Bright Lighter who inspires me to embrace all the love and passion in my own life and share it with the world!

Abigail Adams Artwork by Melissa McQueen
Abigail Adams Artwork by Melissa McQueen
Abigail Adams - Living a Life of Passion

Passion is a state of being. It’s something we choose to create and that we can and will reignite again and again and again during our lifetimes. It’s a quest … it’s a choice … it’s a way of living.

In this episode the incomparable Abigail Adams, one of the leading female voices of the American revolutionary period, conveys to us, through the power of her pen, that the flame of passion burns brightest when we allow all that we love to become part of who we are.

Welcome to Season Two
This Woman Has My Heart

“Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

Words I try to live by every day! And yes, some days ‘it’s easier said than done.

But what in the world can an American Colonial era, slightly puritanical, minister’s daughter teach me about living a life of passion? Apparently quite a lot!

I know, I know it seems implausible but as I really got to know the life and times of Abigail Adams, who she was, what she stood for, her 54-year Love affair with John and her uncompromising devotion to her family, I recognized several similarities to my own life.

She was opinionated, and witty, a force to be reckoned I’m sure John and others of the time would agree.

A woman who spoke her mind on topics which … according to society women had no business worrying their pretty little heads about. Abigail took great offense to such notions. Her writing reveals her revolutionary spirit and a dedication to American independence, as well as her commitment to rights for women and for African Americans.

She was a woman who loved with her whole heart. And poured all of herself, her thoughts and desires, her joys and sorrows her fears and aspirations into hundreds of letters written to her one true love when they were apart.

It’s not surprising at all that she was a Scorpio!

Like Abigail I cherish knowledge. In one of my favorite Abigail quotes she states …

“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and Mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since…”

Not this daughter, Abigail.

My love for learning about and sharing the wisdom of women from all over the world led me to The Aquitaine Project.

I also am fiercely devoted to my family and tribe and like Abigail, my husband is my best friend and the love of my life.. Our own Love affair has been going on for 47 years. But in our case, he’s the Scorpio! I’m a lucky woman.

For me, Abigail Adams is the Bright Lighter who inspires me to embrace all the love and passion in my own life and share it with the world!

To learn more about Abigail Adam’s amazing life, works and accomplishments visit the links below.

To learn more about Abigail Adam’s amazing life, works and accomplishments visit the links below.

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