Give sorrow words;
The grief that does not speak
Whispers the o’er-fraught heart
And bids it break
First used by Elk River Schools superintendent David Flannery in a letter to us, and repeated in the Monticello Times, this quote wrapped around my heart.
When it was time to write the book, it gave me the title: Unspoken Sorrow: Whispers From a Broken Heart.
There was another in close competition that I never used, but loved:
There is a sacredness in tears
They are not the mark of weakness but of power
They speak more eloquently
Than 10,000 tongues
They are the messengers of
Of deep contrition
And of unspeakable love.
From Washington Irving
I couldn’t use that quote though. I wasn’t ready for the admission of tears.