Thursday, September 2, 2010

No Words

Just an observation that I first read on another blog. But I have since forgotten where I saw it so forgive me if it was you.

When you lose a spouse, you become a widow or widower.

When you lose a parent, you become an orphan.

But when you lose a child, what do you become? Isn't it odd that in a language and culture that makes up words for ordinary things and people, we don't have a word for an emotional and significant occasion such as the death of a child?

I didn't say it was a cheerful observation. Sorry. But I think it's curious all the same.


Sara Elizabeth said...

I'd never thought about that...intense observation.

Elisa said...

hmmm,very good observation..I'm thinking..and what about when u lose a sibling?


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