LB: My Battle with Aphasia

by Larry Brody

It drives me crazy whenever I can’t easily reach into my brain and come up with the word I intended to use when I begin talking or writing. I’ll have it solidly positioned as I start the sentence, but when I reach where it’s supposed to go – the word is gone, gone, gone from my mind.

This morning, in a cleverly thought-out attempt to solve the problem, I sat down to make a list of the words (all nouns, FWIW) that have been hiding from me so I can refer to the nasty buggers as needed.

Here’s what I’ve got so far: