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The Voicebox

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

October 9, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: I Have Lost My Fit

My heart weighs a ton. Today is the day, my Beloved, that I arranged an office funeral to say goodbye to you. It is the end […]
October 6, 2020

Making Sense of my Grief: Never Again

Never again will we eat an ice cream cone together. Never again will you hold my hand. Never again will we listen to music in awe. […]
September 29, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: I Respect Your Choice

I watched a movie about two Popes. I was touched by each one’s struggle to do the right thing. I looked at their custom of confession […]
September 23, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: Being Kidnapped

I want to schedule an appointment with Grief. We really need to talk about some boundaries here. My life has been invaded. This is a hostile […]
September 18, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: A Tunning Fork

The orchestra pit was your favourite spot at a symphony concert. You were in awe when the musicians started to tune their different instruments. It sounded […]
September 15, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: Heart-ache

I did not seek to employ grief. There is no contract between us about rights and responsibilities at a fixed price rate. I am discovering that […]
September 11, 2020

Making Sense of My Grief: Falling Apart

Today I neither brushed my hair, nor showered. I brushed my teeth. I thought it appropriate to put on deodorant. I was not going anywhere. I […]
September 8, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Being your Navigator

You had no sense of direction, my Beloved. I could visualise the route you needed to travel and give you directions. Your default setting was to […]
September 4, 2020

From my Book ‘HOLD ONTO HIM’: Your desire shall be your husband

I confess that I added a sentence to a scripture in the Bible. Where God speaks to Eve and says that her desire shall be for […]