by Dolie Joe, from Alibis and Amethysts, a Crystal Shop Mystery by Sharon Pape
I’m Dolie Joe, Kyah’s mother and Daniel’s grandmother. Sometimes I think I have lived too long. The world I was born into bears no resemblance to the world today. I know that in life nothing stays the same. Life and change are two sides of the same coin. When you stop growing up, you begin growing old. But when I was a child the changes came more slowly. There was time to adjust to something new before the next new thing came along. In the last few decades, things have been changing far too fast. I haven’t tried to keep up with any of it, because I believe many of these changes are not for the good. The old ways kept our spirits close to the natural world; the new ways pull us further away each day.