An old woman who is thin and ugly….archetypal figure.. keeper…. seer….. healer…… midwife…. a disagreeable malicious sinister old woman. These are all descriptions found for the word crone. Although some of those are quite positive, my being always feels “Don’t call me crone.” This is a totally irrational reaction. Many other women I have talked to feel the same way. The tapping that follows is an exploration of the internal dialogue that happens when I consider that word. While it is obvious that I no longer fit into the archetype of maiden or mother, I still want to scream “Don’t call me crone” because of the negative connotations in today’s mainstream society.