Something Insignificant

Cartoon me standing and looked up saying: "I'm doing pretty well". A close up panel of a butterfly flying near my head, and I say "Oh look! A butterfly that represents something insignificant". A close up panel where the butterfly lands on me and cracks appear on my head. Final panel, I crumble into a heap and the butterfly flies away.


I have thought about writing a follow-up to ‘Expecting’ dealing with the aftermath of my third miscarriage, but I haven’t. I’ve tried several times. But it’s proved too emotional, and then I realised that how I’ve been since could be summarized by one comic repeated over and over again. (Which might also feel relevant to other people dealing with ordinary life after different kinds of loss or trauma). So I drew that instead.

(Maybe I will end up writing the whole thing someday. Maybe not.)

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10 thoughts on “Something Insignificant

  1. They say that a picture tells more than a thousand words, and you’ve just proved that to be true.

    Take all the time you need to process what’s happened, and please don’t feel obliged to blog about it if it’s too difficult. So many women have been there; we hear you and we understand.

    Love and hugs xxx

    1. Thank you <3 It's not that I feel obliged to write something about it. Sometimes I want to. But I'm not quite there yet (and maybe I won't ever be, don't worry, I won't push).

  2. This is exactly right! In December, I was bee-bopping down the road to work for the final day before break and passed some unfortunate roadkill. I had to pull off the road I was about crying so hard.

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