Last week I didn't sleep very well. In addition to my usual sleep issues, I couldn't stop thinking about Serena Branson, the TV reporter who had a "neurological event" on the air.
Thankfully, she seems fine. Her doctors say she had a complex migraine, not something more serious.
But last week, as I watched the clip, it looked a lot like a stroke, or maybe a TIA. As her speech descended into gibberish, Neal and I had flashbacks about our own nightmarish event. I was pretty certain that Branson's eyes were telegraphing bewilderment and terror.
So I was even more horrified that I couldn't help myself from laughing about the phrase she uttered, "a very, very heavy burtation."
I didn't really understand the word "absurd" until I had aphasia.
(The New York Times "Well" blog and the Serena Branson clip is here)
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