How is menopause like Halloween?
Because sometimes you feel like a witch,
and you just don’t know which sort of witch you are.
Sometimes, you want to hide away in a pumpkin patch,
And other times, you’re bursting with energy, ready to turn over a giant new leaf.
Some days, your friends and family think you’ve morphed into a monster,
or they’re sure the old you has gone missing, hidden behind a skeleton mask.
Sometimes, you’re as confused as jack-o-lanterns with grumbly grins.
Menopause can make you think you’re coming unstitched.
Here’s the super cool Halloween connection.
Menopause is like Halloween because you get to pick your own costume.
Your stuffing is changing.
So stuff yourself with new stuff.
Just like a brave and proud purple scarecrow lady,
put on your new straw hat
and greet the world.
Photos were taken by me at the North Carolina State Fair. Thanks to the artists and craftspeople and gardeners and cooks who make visiting the fair a highlight of our year.