Don’t worry, I consciously chose to cry my eyes out. Sometimes you just need the super active tear ducts to clear up your head, or at least I do.
My go-tos for getting a sob-fest on include the Doctor saying goodbye (to Rose/to everyone), that scene from Ghost with that song, Buffy sacrificing herself (pick one), or the death of a beloved pet.
Anyway, do you consciously search for a proper cry from time to time, or don’t you need it all? And if you do, what’s your go-to for some sob-on-the-go?
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I read John Updike’s poem “The Death of the Dog.” Did I mention that my first day of my Ph.D. program at my university, my professor presented the class with this poem and I cried, trying to suck the tears back in. Yeah. Great start.
About 4 times a year, I need a good cry but don’t have any provoking reasons to cry. Usually, I go for a well written, pulls at the heart strings kind of book (the last one was Tell the Wolves I’m Home, which was phenomenal); otherwise, I go for sappy movies- Rudy, What Dreams May Come, etc.
Next time you need a cry, read “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry. A colleague gave it to me last week and I’ve cried twice on the bus to work while reading it. We’re talking serious emotional devastation. You’ll love it!
I will, thanks!
I think I heard about that book .. is it a I Weep For The World book or Relieving Cry of Joy?
Mostly comiserative crying for the rough parts in life and unfairness of things mixed with relief crying. Not so much joyful crying, but definite relief and commiserate crying.