Volume 2 Issue 1
Celebrating Creative Women: our vision, our wisdom, our strength
We're here to learn to
go with joy among the sorrows of the world. --- Joseph Campbell
Too often the process of growing older
is seen as one of sorrows, rather than one of joys. Eleanor Roosevelt loved
her later years, likening the change in her status to motherhood. In her
younger years, a woman must devote her time to her children. Once she reaches
forty, her life changes, as do the priorities on her time. She can now
become mother to the world, using her energy for the greater good of all.
Doris Lessing commented, "All one's life
as a young woman, one is on show, a focus of attention, people notice you.
You set yourself up to be noticed and admired. And then, not expecting
it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve
a wonderful freedom. It is a positive thing. You can move about, unnoticed
Whether you choose to be high profile,
as Eleanor Roosevelt preferred, or anonymous, as Doris Lessing cherishes,
there is an elegant freedom to aging. We have left behind the fallacies
of youth and have become the respected matriarchs. We now have the time
to focus upon our own priorities. The September edition of Moondance addresses
these remarkable changes. We hope you will join us while we learn about
the wonderful possibilities which await us in the greatest of life's passages.
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