In search of me – Day 19

by Carolyn on July 31, 2009

Haircuts make Nolan cry

Haircuts make Nolan cry

What makes you cry?

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1 Carolyn July 31, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Oh that face! Have you ever seen anyone look so sad? My little Nolan. Haircuts produced this reaction in him until he turned four years old. And he’s needed a haircut almost every month since he was six months old! Poor guy. At least he doesn’t cry like that anymore.

Now on to me. What makes me cry? Well, lots of things of course, but what came to my mind immediately after reading this question was: the newspaper. Yes, reading the news brings tears to my eyes almost every day. Strangely enough watching the news on television doesn’t. There’s something about reading it that makes it reach deeper somehow for me.

There is lots of good in this world; all around us. But there’s also lots of bad. And when I’m reading about a horrific murder, child abuse, genocide, disease, war, seal hunting, global warming, pollution, the economy and the like, I usually end up in tears.

But I need to read it. I feel compelled. Because for as sad as it makes me, I need to know what is happening around the world. I won’t pretend it’s not true and I won’t hide behind a veil of ignorance. I may not be able to fix any of it myself, but at least I’m aware of the sorrow that exists around me. And acknowledgment is always a good first step to take. I think, anyway.

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2 Tammy August 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

Well I have become a blubbering idiot since I have given birth to my children. For me that was the most amazing thing. To think that such a simple act can create something so awe inspiring. So now days I do cry with TV but pretty much only when it is about children(grey’s always makes me cry when kids die) and I also cry when it is about father’s passing away.

I cry a lot when I think about my dad and what we all are missing out on(both him and I). I hear songs or do something that reminds me of him and tears well up. I doubt that will ever change, since it hasn’t in the past 23yrs.

I use to never cry in front of anyone, one of my masks I developed overthe death of my dad. Now I am trying to get over that. I think child birth really change that in me. Now my husband would probably agree that I am a blubbering idiot!!!

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3 Carolyn August 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Tammy, you may be blubbery but you will never be an idiot. Being in touch with your soft side is a good thing. It takes bravery to cry in front of somebody!

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4 Frank August 3, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Time wasted, and my worst fears about myself confirmed.

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5 Urchin August 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Wanting, and missing, something I never really had (good relationship with my dad.) The knowledge of a lost childhood, the state of the world, the state of myself…

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