We Can Rebuild Her
Better than she was before… Better, Stronger, Happier. A Breast Cancer Journal

Silence

Chemo-hangover and steroid withdrawal, like icy prods, seek deep sadnesses and chase them to my surface.

Robbed of my fortitude by these chemicals, I writhe.

But I’ve learned, these months, that this darkness will fade.

‘Til then, apt words from Phyllis McGinley…

Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything
But silence breaks the heart.

Phyllis McGinley, “Ballade of Lost Objects,” 1954

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Andrea Posted by Andrea April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010 at 5:22 am.

4 comments

  • laurabergen

    I'm thinking of you and sending good vibes your way.
    xo

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Laura.

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2010 Jenny Sinanan

    Dear Andrea,

    Despite your perception that you've lost your fortitude, the view from this end casts you in a soft light with a steady flame. I'm sending love and a gentle hug across the miles from my home in Seattle to yours.

    To Andrea; to life!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Jenny!!

    Hoping it's sunny in Seattle and that Faith and your entire family are all well.