There is not much about Erlich's personal life that I could find anywhere, although there is a lot written about her books. Her recovery from being struck by lightening involved a lot of therapy, and in the process, it seems her marriage disintegrated. But a couple of sentences on each is all you get in Solace--although she did write A Match to the Heart about her painstaking recovery. Erlich's love for Wyoming is obvious, as is her adventurous spirit (her many other books cover a wide-range of locales and environmental issues), but her personal essays reveal little about her inner life.
The following quote appeared on Michele's Heart and Hands blog today, and it resonates with me:
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”---L. R. KnostI particularly like the line: "Not with time, as they say, but with intention."