Life as it’s lived by thoughtful midlife women. Looking back. Looking forward. Looking at the moment. Some might call it navel gazing, but I think of it as contemplating the world and our place in it.
You’ll find reflections on what life is offering: from being “Overwhelmed by the Ordinariness of Life” to dealing with the things that just plop down uninvited because by the time you’re 50, lots of plopping has happened to you and your friends. By this time we have also come to appreciate the value of a big mouth guided by a big heart. Surely the time has come to talk back and speak up, ‘cause we have what to say!
Posts pre-2010 focus on divorce, abuse, dating, children, and getting through the darkness. After that--WOOHOO!--life settles down and the focus is on my rather grown-up daughters, my mother, friends, teaching, you know, life with all its plopping and ordinariness with a bit of humor because life is nicer when we let wit have its way.
"And God brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and an outstretched arm..."
(Deuteronomy 26:8--part of the Passover story)
Have you been freed from something or someone? What were you freed from and how were you freed? How does freedom feel? Is that a feeling that can be recaptured or does it need to be recreated to feel it?