Sweet Heroine

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter

The Coal Miner’s Daughter as Princess Heroine

This image captured my imagination today, as it perfectly mirrors the Cinderella image many of us have as our fantasy. What a strong woman Loretta Lynn is, starting off as child bride at 14 to become a musical legend who has continued to create music in her own style for over 50 years.

I’m not particularly a fan of Loretta Lynn’s music, but she is a heroine of epic proportions.  From the bio on her website:

 It would be all but impossible to imagine the likes of Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine” and Deana Carter’s “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” or any number of Dixie Chicks hits, without her.

After all she has achieved, I think it’s telling that she can be a princess in her lovely ballgown. This picture from Loretta Lynn’s website (http://www.lorettalynn.com) is a perfect example of the inner maiden that lives within each of us, regardless of our physical age. The crone is the sum of the experiences that have shaped her: her wisdom is what she has learned to do with those experiences, and her power is what she does with what she has learned.

Get inspired today. Read about Loretta Lynn, a woman who changed the world of country music by being who she was, and who continues to “add value” to the world through her work and her music.

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4 Responses to Sweet Heroine

  1. Arwen says:

    I’m a huge Loretta Lynn fan. She’s an amazing artist.

  2. I am a big fan of underdogs who push to make the most of life too! The most down on their luck kids really benefit from having a fan from my experience. It is exciting to see resilience, persistence and gritty determination pay off! It is rewarding to get in a student’s corner to coach, cheer and see victory!

    • If you read the biography of almost anyone who becomes a household name, you’ll find there was a struggle and effort. I wonder who was her mentor. According to the movie, it was Patsy Cline, and her bio said Kitty Wells, both women as pioneers in country music. It’s hard to think now that there weren’t that many women performing at that time. So it’s not just that she came from nothing, much as Dolly Parton did,but she helped blaze the trail for others.