“We elderwomen have each walked the earth for at least six decades and have a measure of contentment in our worn paths and comfortable shoes. We are less concerned about growing old gracefully and more concerned about growing old consciously. The images we capture with our cameras and the words these images evoke help us to live in our world more mindfully. We delight in sharing our awareness with one another and are grateful for the insights and appreciations that emerge through this communal effort.”
These are the words with which Musings began almost four years ago and are appropriate words with which to conclude our sojourn together. Certainly there is some sadness I feel that the postings of my elderwomen friends will not be there to greet me with my morning coffee. But there is far more gladness and gratitude in my heart for the words and images we have shared over the years, for the encouraging responses to one another’s experiences, and for the companionship of those who have joined us on this journey. I know myself better, my love for the wild world has deepened, and my understanding of community is much richer. Thank you, my friends, and may that which has brought us together always be within our reach.