The beauty in a human face calls us to the soul level in ourselves. It has nothing at all to do with the sad airbrushing away of life’s experience. It just shines out uniquely, fresh as a spring morning. This is what it looks like, the beauty says, to be rich in years.

With boundless gratitude to webmaster Alla Gringaus (email: who not only designed and built this site but has been the most inspiring of teachers in her meticulous and gracious guidance into the mysteries of the internet. And, also, a special thanks to Heather Preston, whose work on the cover of Ripening Time inspired the artistic theme of my site