Today's challenge is to write a letter to myself in 20 years. This should be interesting....
Dear Older Andrea -
Dear Older Andrea -
I hope that you are a Crone...
I hope that you are able to truly embody what it means to be a Crone. I hope that you have embraced this archetypal figure and are truly a Wise Woman. In doing some cursory research I came across the following from Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD:
Who is the Crone? She is the most dangerous, the most radical, the most revolutionary woman in existence. Whether in fairy tales or in consensual reality, the old one goes where she wants to and she acts as she wishes; she lives as she chooses.... If you weep, the crone will move closer to you. Laugh, and she wants to hear the joke. Dance, and she wants to dance with you and in you...More so, she has help for the hurt heart and for the one poisoned by bitterness, and she can pull the thorn from the breast; she can tattoo your scars with flowering boughs. This is the crone.
I hope that you have found, accepted, and expanded the creative being that is inside you. I hope you have also found the spiritual being in you and have found the path that you have been searching for oh these many years.
On a less existential level, I hope you are healthy. I hope that you have gotten a handle on your addictions. I hope you are walking and moving regularly. Have you relocated to the high desert yet? I hope that you have and you are wearing flow-y, artsy clothes and sinking into the woman that you have always been.
You should be knocking on the door to retirement. I am taking the steps now so that you will be comfortable then, so I hope it is in place and enough.
Most of all I hope you are happy. Blissfully, smile on your face all the time happy. Whether you are alone, with your soul mate, or part of an accepting and loving community. I hope that you are happy!!
Oh, and I hope you have lots of dogs.