Have you ever paid attention to all the cermonies and celebrations of life that go on around us? There are birthdays, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, graduations, marriages, anniversaries, and a host of others. Yet our culture has no event to celebrate the change of life. Even Hallmark, which produces cards for nearly every occasion, including that of divorce, fails to cash in on this opportunity.
I can conjure up several greeting card ideas to mark the passage in to menopause:
Front of the card: Welcome to Menopause. You're used up, dried up, and washed up.
Inside: Don't worry. Be happy.
Front of the card: What do you do when good sex goes bad?
Inside: Increase your chocolate intake.
Maybe I'll take up a career in writing greeting card verse.