Personal  Statistics by Vera Marbach


Every number

has a face

is a person

in a family

tells a story.


Every number

stays a number




know that face

miss that person

love that family.


Then, every number

tells your story.


During the third wave of this pandemic, those impersonal statistics out there have become personal for many of us. As one loss is layered on top of another, with limited opportunity to express the grief, we are experiencing a different kind of stress – compound grief…

This is one of the sources of stress we plan to address in our Stress Management course for busy women in Magaliesburg on 11 September.