Thinking of aging as liberation puts a new spin on it. Let’s think about that. How has aging liberated you?
For my favorite southern writer, Margaret Renkl, liberation is invisibility: “I was never a woman who turned heads, but menopause has made me invisible, and I love being invisible. Why did I ever care if strangers thought I was pretty?”
We should never stop trying to be the best we can be—in work, in grooming, in attitude, in gratitude. But we should quit worrying so much what others think of us.
If you can’t see me as a viable and worthy woman because of my age, well, then, I’m liberated from caring about that.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Terri Lackey. Today we remember Katharina von Bora Luther, renewer of the church, who died in 1552.
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