HUMOR | ESSAY

Is This a Midlife Crisis

Or just the way things are now?

Kate Brennan
Human Parts
Published in
3 min readFeb 27, 2024

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Cartoon drawing of road with sign “midlife crisis ahead” and woman falling through a hole in ground
Created by writer in Canva

I have developed a compulsion to create things, as if I am in desperate search of a missing piece to unlock a puzzle and the clock is ticking.

I have come-to, seeming mid-fugue, at a dining room table covered with paints and coffee pods, while my child belts Wish in the next room. I have a vague…

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Kate Brennan
Human Parts

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