crone . . .
Yesterday, someone gently described me as having entered the phase of my life known as “crone.” It’s not as bad as it sounds. In fact, definitions for the word, “crone” include:
“an old woman”
“an archetypal figure: a wise woman”
Furthermore, “Croning is a rite of passage into an era of wisdom, freedom, and personal power.”
She also mentioned that at this stage in life, that we don’t have to feel responsible for how our children turn out because they are on their own paths. And that we have all done the best we could raising them. I’m so relieved to hear that I don’t have to work on it anymore. For some reason, I had thought it was my job until the bitter end.
Thank God I can take a permanent vacation from it starting now. It’s not up to me anymore, it’s up to them. Now, I’m on easy street!