Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mid-Life Crisis

It seems my in laws might be in the midst of a mid-life crisis. We visited over the weekend. That's unusual because they don't live in town and we don't like to go out much. But, some things were said while we were there that gave rise to my post today.

My sister in law apparently wants to die. Both hubby and I were pretty shocked at that revelation since she's one of the happiest people we know. I don't think I've ever met a more jovial person in my entire existence. But, she was saying some pretty strange things. Like she wished she had cancer, and that life sucks and she wants to die. The really strange thing was that she said it while laughing and smiling and we thought she was kidding. Then she said, "No, really. I'm serious."

When we got home we sort of mulled over the topic of the "mid-life crisis". What does this have to do with paganism, naturalism or atheism? Well, my in laws are Christians. And, that got me to thinking. Every time I hear about someone having a mid-life crisis, they're always Christian. I think I have yet to hear about a pagan having one. It almost makes me want to poll pagan forums to ask if any have ever had one. I'm sure they have, they have to have. But, why do we only hear about religious people having these things?

Then we kind of touched on the issue of ourselves. Because the in laws are that much older than we are. We both agreed that we kind of had the crisis already. We did that stuff when we were in our 20's. It's true, as weird as that sounds. We both just went off the deep end and did all kinds of stupid garbage in our 20's. So, that leads me to wonder whether we will ever have an actual mid-life crisis, now. Better yet, what in the world would we do that we haven't already done if we have one???

I don't know that there's a point to this entry, just rambling. Maybe a pagan who's had a mid-life crisis can weigh in on it. I'm kinda worried about my sister in law, now.


  1. Wow... That's pretty scary. I hope she goes and see someone about this...

    1. I hope so, too. I wish I knew what the final straw was that brought on that line of thinking. Peri-meno? She's only 3 years older than I am!