Guest author Cori Howard writes about her discovery of a fifth season in many women's lives.
A beautiful piece of writing, Cori. Thanks for sharing it.
An exquisite essay, deeply considered and artfully written. The idea of a fifth season is both original and compelling. I loved this!
The jellyfish metaphor is an interesting one! We need a band, made up of middle-aged women, called The Fifth Season. I'll play keyboards!
I love this! So much resonated with me, as I'm in year two of an empty-ish nest (my boys are in college), and year one-and-a-half after cancer diagnosis and (successful) treatment. Calling this a fifth season is just the perfect, perfect metaphor. Going to be thinking about this a while!
Oh, that jellyfish metaphor was beautiful! As someone who is about to send her first-born to college next fall, this gives me a lot to think about!
Love your depiction of The Fifth Season Cori. Hopefully the weather gets more clement in this season in which all us 50 to 70 year olds struggle. Unlike jellyfish we do have hearts that determine our every emotion. Thank the gods that be for dear dear friends and long long walks!