Lisa Atwood As Mother Figure In The Saddle Club

Of the three adolescent girls that form The Saddle Club, it is Lisa Atwood who is the mother figure.  She is the one who is constantly looking out for others, even when they don’t want her to.  Lisa is guided by a strong love of horses and compassion for human beings. She attempts to gain the trust and love of an abused horse that everyone, including her own friends, consider hopeless, and succeeds!  She also has the courage and will to follow her maternal instinct no matter where it leads her, and it sometimes leads her into trouble!  Lisa asks people about their past so that she can learn how to help them.  She is acutely aware of people’s feelings and the members of the Pine Hollow family have deep affection for her.  When Lisa is lying in a coma in the hospital after suffering a severe concussion, her friends from Pine Hollow come to express their feelings, including the often cold, condescending, Veronica di Angelo.  When she does waken, she encourages Phil to discuss his problems with Stevie with her, even though she was near death!  The beautiful, understanding, and highly expressive eyes of actress Lara Jean Marshall add much to our perception of Lisa Atwood.  In her we can truly see the mother that is, and the mother that will be.

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

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