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THE CRONE ... WISDOM this heart has taken a beating / but it still has music / in its chambers ask :t : flickr : : facebook : : rachaelrice.com NOVEMBER 23, 2010 ∞

This could be a "tattoo inspiration" I love the beauty of the youthful life in her eye compared to the age of her hand. But I'm strange like that.

old, wise, wistful, and still beautiful....

Bagobo Tribal Woman by Jojie Alcantara . “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

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Happiness has no age! I like this photograph due to how natural the model is in the image and how the photographer has made a strong connection here in order to make the woman laugh. I also love the woman's eyes and how they tell her story as a person.

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This is Whang-od. At she is one of the last of her kind, a traditional tattoo artist from a remote part of Kalinga, Philippines.

Mimi Weddell -- "Hats Off" is a documentary film profiling the beauty and eccentricities of the 93-year-old actress.

Mimi Weddell -- "Hats Off" is a documentary film profiling the beauty and eccentricities of the actress. Mimi Weddell was named at age 90 one of the Most Beautiful People in New York" by New York Magazine.

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Rajasthan, India - why is it that we don't see beauty in the grace of years? To me, this portrait reflects the natural beauty of a woman who was walked many, many nights.

Radiant, luminous "crone" woman. During ancient times, the crones, hags and witches were frequently sages, leaders, midwives and healers in their communities and were revered for their wisdom and knowledge. As history evolved and a patriarchal society took hold, the definitions of the crone, (the crowned one) the hag, (the holy one), and the witch (the wise one) were distorted.

As history evolved and a patriarchal society took hold, the definitions of the crone, (the crowned one) the hag, (the holy one), and the witch (the wise one) were distorted.