By Etain ©
Crone freedom you ask
Not hiding my face with a
Crone freedom I’ll show
Authentic self that is
In the know
Crone freedom I’ll be
Enjoying what’s out there
for me to do and see
Crone freedom I love
I know who I am
It’s a gift from above
I read an article and this really resonated with me:
In 1965 composer and musician Bob Dylan released a song “The Times They Are A-Changing”. It became an anthem for frustrated youth and the anti-embellishment feelings of many who later would become hippies. Today, that title applies to the older, and even the oldest generation in the U. S. . The song might be considered the new anthem for older adults who refuse to accept age-old stereotypes. ~Helen Dennis~
In my eyes Baby Boomers are again leading the way to much needed changes today. We won’t be shoved off into a corner and treated as if we don’t have the sense to come in out of the rain. We are demanding respect and the right to be counted as productive members of society.
By Etain ©
Why are we so afraid of getting older? Society does not paint a pretty picture of what is in store for us. Don’t allow yourself to adopt the idea that after a certain age you are old and useless. We don’t have to be a show stopping model: no wrinkles, size 2, perfect hair, perfect skin. We have lived, learned, survived, loved, hated, taught, nursed, grown, and earned the right to be whatever the hell we want to be.
Continue living your life. Be all that you can be, learn all that you can learn. Love, never stop loving. Above all, be your authentic self, be true to yourself and never, never stop loving yourself.
I am a Crone and proud of it. I don’t feel old (well a few minor reminders) and I chose to keep moving. I demand respect from others, I will not be treated ill due to the aging process. I am on a path that continues to remind me I don’t know everything and it also reminds me I have the ability to continue to learn.
So, how are you going to handle the aging process. Be defeated or be all that you can be?????