The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

I Am Numb, I Am Broken, and Words Won’t Come

Grief hates language

For the past few days I have sat in the same chair with the same pillows at my back. I have turned on more light and music. I can barely speak. My fingers approach the keyboard like a stove left on.

There is everything to say. There is nothing.

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.