As I have matured, I have made it a point to mark the passing decades of my life with ceremony. When I turned 50 I invited friends to my home for a “Croning” Ritual. Using valued mementos from important women in my life who preceded me into aging, I set up an altar and lit candles. I read aloud a number of poems I wrote for the occasion. I entered the decade feeling empowered and creative.
"With all the beauty surrounding me here above the Verde Valley, how could I not create more beauty?"