The artist inside her cried every time Nelson Kennedy unveiled another painting.
"How exquisite," she said. "The conjunction of brushstrokes shows a clear focus by the artist."
She didn't choke, she didn't stutter, or even pause at the use--misuse--of the word "artist."
It was her job; no one could fault her for that.
And she had much practice at choking back her true words in her many relationships.