15th out of 101 books — 34 voters
In ancient times older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom: today there is a feeling that our culture is reawakening to the power of our elders. Joyce Tenneson presents 80 portraits of women aged 65 to 100, who comment on their experiences of ageing.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 12th 2002 by Bulfinch
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Aug 10, 2011 Tristy rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: any woman nervous about aging
This was gifted to me for my most recent birthday and features gorgeous photos of women 65-years and older (I only turned 39 this year, but maybe he's going by the title and not my age?). Each page includes some sweet words by each of the photographed woman and the words of this wise elders is just as inspiring as the breathtaking images. This book particularly speaks to me, as the women in my family do not seem to grow old in happiness and joy, but rather in anger and fear. It was very healing...more
From my beautiful friend, Nancy, for my birthday, I received this remarkable gift today. Joyce Tenneson's photographs of older women are lovely, strong, profound, amazing. We spent the afternoon in our writers' group passing the book around, and admiring what the wise women have to say. Oh my! I'm thrilled, moved and grateful to have this book and a wonderful friend in Nancy.
Crone = Beauty and Wisdom, and this book reminds us that if done right, this is true. In our culture, which glorifies youth, we need such reminders. I love this book and simply *had* to have it when I first laid eyes on it and flipped through each page.