What are your themes?

So you know what your thing is?  The thing that’s been with you since the beginning?  Is there a theme within it?

My secret reading list includes all of the Little House on the Prairie books, The Mists of Avalon and Duncton Wood, amongst many, many others.  If I step back there are similar themes running through so many of them:

Domesticity and home life

History and prehistory


Searching my reading list reminds me what my writing list should include.  Those themes are the themes of my heart, and writing has to come from the heart.