Transition for the Crone

The other day Pat and I were talking about some of the challenges of being mothers of adult children. We pour ourselves into their tiny lives, nurturing and guiding every step and every word. We are needed so intensely! Then, 12 or 13 years in, we somehow become an embarrassment. Some one told me onceContinue reading “Transition for the Crone”

When I Despair, I Feel a Gentle Breeze…

Pat, who describes herself as an “evolving crone”, sent me the following contribution. She has been taking an on-line course from Abby of the Arts. Here are her thoughts on crone-ship and her poem about the healing power of nature. Thanks Pat! The crone does not sit on her laurels of wisdom and experience, insteadContinue reading “When I Despair, I Feel a Gentle Breeze…”

April 22, 2020 – May I Suggest?

Today a friend sent me this beautiful song. It is so appropriate for this unique and challenging time. This is a live 2017 recording by Red Molly. Have it a listen. “May I suggest? May I suggest to you? May I suggest this is the best part of your life?” “May I suggest, this timeContinue reading “April 22, 2020 – May I Suggest?”

April 9, 2020 – The Great “I don’t know”

I have been reading Richard Wagamese’s book of poetry – Embers – very slowly; a page or two at a time. A good friend gave it to me for Christmas. I find it fascinating how certain books find me at just the right time. Richard’s writing about his spiritual journey has given me a beautifulContinue reading “April 9, 2020 – The Great “I don’t know””