I'm still going through my mid-life thing. It's intense and all consuming and, frankly, not entirely pleasant. I was looking up synonyms for "pause" the other day, trying to come up with another word for menopause, which I can't even believe is in my vocabulary, and one suggestion was "coffee break".
. . . Also? Intermission, falling out, rupture, suspension system, and jailbreak. There was also a link to a resource that said, "What rhymes with this word?" It turns out thaws, gnaws, draws, straws, and flaws are all mono-syllabic cousins to pause. So I'm all set to have a cappuccino or write a rap song.