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The Voicebox

Blogs for people who lost their voice during their journey with illness

July 29, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Taking back a dream and living it

My dream of growing old with you, my Beloved, has died with you. What dreams can be birthed anew for me? I did not die with […]
July 28, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: My heart needs mending

There was a chill in the air this morning. I decided to wear my warm purple jersey. When I picked it up, I noticed that the […]
July 27, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: An attitude of gratitude

The sun is shining. I am glad to be alive. I remember the orange capers that blossomed next to the river in ‘The Lane’ in Stellenbosch […]
July 24, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: And the Oscar for the best actor goes to…

I want to roll out the red carpet for you, my Love. If I owned a little black number, I would wear it for the occasion. […]
July 23, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Defying gravity

I am on YouTube, looking for a song that will encourage me, a sermon that will inspire me or a teaching that will enlighten me. Nothing […]
July 22, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: What do I miss?

In the course I presented at safe social distance, we talked about the impact of shock on our lives. I make mistakes like sending emails to […]
July 21, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: You make me brave

Only one of my ears was willing to carry a ‘Hope’ earring today. The other one bluntly refused. The hole in my ear closed up at […]
July 20, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Your death is a disruption

At three am Prince Charming started barking profusely. Cinderella joined in. I am a light sleeper and immediately awake. I am not scared. Just annoyed at […]
July 17, 2020

MAKING SENSE OF MY GRIEF: My suffering is my shaping

I once counselled a friend and encouraged her to look at her pain from a different angle. “Could you view it as an opportunity for growth?” […]