This page is for women who are growing older and is devoted to

ideas, websites, books and thoughts

that offer us an alternative perspective on aging


First, thank you to Tess Giles Marshall at Pilgrims Moon for  highlighting this quote – which I found when I was searching the internet for the context for the old meaning of dangerous and danger

” Wildness without wisdom can be folly, and wisdom without wildness can be starched. Dangerous does not mean someone who insults others… I began this work understanding the word danger in its oldest form… long ago it meant to protect.
You! Stand in my danger… stand in my aura which says certain things of this earth are so precious they can never be allowed to be harmed… You! Stand in my danger because I will protect, I will help, I will create, I will defend, I will unleash… I will carve doors in walls. You! Stand in my danger.”

The Dangerous Old Woman, Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes