Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It Finally Makes Sense!

Having grown up in Kansas, I have heard my share of Yellow Brick Road, Toto and Dorothy jabs.  Probably about as many jabs as times I've seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz".  (And it still scares the bejesus out of me...)

So what is this revelation I had?  The Wicked Witch of the West was not really a witch, but a middle age woman going through menopause.  Look at the evidence...
  • She doesn't really have green skin.  The green comes from a whole body mask she uses to provide moisture to her dry, itchy skin.
  • Increase in facial hair.  I know you can't see it, but can anything that ugly NOT have facial hair?
  • Change in fingernails.  Cracked and broken...
  • Feelings of dread, apprehension and doom.  She knew her sister was going to lose those ruby slippers.
  • Trouble sleeping through the night, insomnia.
 Come on!  There wouldn't have been flying monkeys if she had not been sleep deprived.

  • Irritablilty and depression.  What woman in her middle age wouldn't feel bitchy looking at beauty and youth?  

  •  Hot flashes and night sweats.  She just felt like she was melting...
If you are not a wicked witch middle age woman suffering the symptoms of menopause (or as I call it, mental pause), you will probably not agree.  Some day you will have a similar revelation.  I know because with age come wisdom.

*I want to thank those who provided pictures for this post.  Recognition should be given to each of you but I am suffering from mental confusion and mental lapses...



Keetha Denise Broyles said...

LOL!! I think you're on to something here - - - I've certainly experienced all those things, and Fisherhubby probably thinks I'm a witch too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think you are on to something here!!!
I hope you don't melt anytime soon.