I detest the notion that crones are ugly wart faced women. Crones share wisdom, their patient love and are mentors to all they meet. They seek the old ways while living in today's world. They do not shun or embrass.
three wise women ~ would have asked directions ~ arrived on time ~ helped deliver the baby ~ bought practical gifts ~ cleaned the stable ~ made a casserole ~ and there would be Peace On Earth ~ Christmas smiles :-)