1. There was a plot line on Grey's Anatomy tonight about an intern who once heard a mother cry after losing a child.
  2. He says he felt like she would never stop crying.
  3. They show a woman quietly weeping, and put on some special effects to make it echo.
  4. This is all wrong.
  5. I know what they are talking about and it's not crying, it's not tears.
  6. It is a wail.
  7. It's a distinctive sound that I have only heard from a mother after her child has died.
  8. I can identify it with no context, and know what has happened.
  9. It is primal.
  10. It is haunting.
  11. It is unforgettable.
  12. And I am glad they didn't show it on tv tonight.