A Meditation from a Perimenopausal Woman

It comes without warning. You feel it perhaps in your hands first, or sometimes it starts in the back of your skull. It then radiates through your entire body. It’s a raging inferno from within. You strip yourself of any loose garment to let some cool air touch your skin. You get a taste of what hellfire feels like. Your own body has created it.

You’re having a hot flash.