Sunday, February 3, 2013
Just lay your head down ....
.... and cry.
So early this morning, DH discovered me sobbing silently (sort of) at the computer. Giving me one of his, "I don't 'get' you, but I love you anyway" looks, he continued on his way.
Were I to share the source of my tears -- in this case, learning (late) that one of my heroines had passed away -- he'd be likely to say, "Oh well."
Please, don't get me wrong! T's not without feelings; like many a fellow, his triggers are more carefully concealed.
I wasn't always a cry-baby! For most of my life, I was more inclined to burst into tears if I was really, really angry. (Personal losses aside ... they're too deep for mere tears.)
But every now and then, my insides get to feeling heavy like a thundercloud ..... for no particular reason! (Is that just a "girl thing"?)
And, I SO identify with what someone shared, "After a good cry, I always feel cleansed, like my heart and mind just rubbed each other's backs."
... Note to self: Must schedule a time, place and most importantly, a Prompt.
Here are some of my favorite go-to's:
The Other Side of the Mountain
Bridges of Madison County
The Deer Hunter (I dare anyone to sit dry-eyed through Meryl Streep's, "God Bless America"!)
Saving Private Ryan
(While I love happily-ever-after films as much as the next person, the "keepers" are those which leave me feeling I've been pushed through a wringer.)
Have you any recommendations?
For now, it's time to put on a happy face and enJOY this glorious Super Bowl Sunday!
Hugs from Phoenix!