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Misty by James Drury
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Freezing, choking, getting tongue-tied. There’s a reason it happens. We lose our words because the stakes are so high. And we have so much to lose. We’re petrified of saying too much, or saying it wrong. When the truth is, the only wrong thing you can say is nothing at all.
—  Jackson Avery (Grey’s Anatomy Season 13, Episode 16: Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?)