Cry Baby

When we were younger, me, my brother and sister always used to tease my mum about her endless crying in front on the TV show ‘The Waltons’ and various other nonsense she watched. She used to say ‘ you will be like this one day’! I think she meant that one day we would be tarnished by life and also cry at the drop of hat! We aren’t really big criers in our family – usually we talk so much we get it out of our systems, though my mum loves a cry and can often be found welling up at someone telling a little story or when watching an episode of Brothers and Sisters and the like! It’s such a rarity that the rest of us cry though, I remember when, a couple of years ago, my sister was kneeling on the floor in the living room, my mum and I were on the sofa, and my sister just burst in to tears, out of the blue. Mum and I were so shocked we just stared at her – sister now says the scene reminds her of the one in Sense and Sensibility when Emma Thompson cries and the mum and sister look at her like she is mad. Of course, I cried a river when I split with the ex (very draining), however, this year, even without any particular upset, I think I have broken a personal record, my mother’s words have started to ring true and I am seemingly crying at the drop of hat. The other day I had to leave the local bar as from absolutely nowhere, I felt the water works coming – I was sitting next to someone quite boring – so maybe I was literally bored to tears! Roomie Melissa was so shocked, as even after knowing me for two years she had never seen my tears, I spent the next few hours convincing her I wasn’t having a nervous breakdown just merely a mini tear fest. I even cry at Gavin and Stacey or Wife Swap these days and more recently I shed a tear watching the Hannah Montana film – it really is too much! I just don’t know where these tears are coming from – maybe I am becoming a cry baby, or even worse, its an age thing and I am really tarnished by life! Either way, I will try and embrace this new expression and hope all the salt does wonders for my skin! :))



  1. September 1, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    It is good to let out the stresses of the day, or of the hour, with a good weep. In my time I have wept over the slightest thing, music that makes my hair stand on end, like Smetana's Vlatana (a bit obvious but there you go), or endless pain of love lost in films such as La Môme (La vie en rose). Recently, I finished a book only to find myself shaking and needing a coffee (L'Élégance du hérisson – Elegance of a Hedgehog). So maybe it is an age thing, maybe it is just that as we get a little older, we are connecting with the world a little more.

  2. September 1, 2009 / 3:14 pm

    deeep man – Thanks Louis x

  3. September 10, 2009 / 5:27 am

    I think very women in this world love to cry.your mother is not only person that are crying while watching tv shows.Women are generally too soft when it is come to emotion tv shows.dvd vierge

  4. September 19, 2009 / 2:46 pm

    I'm not really a cryer at all, I've probably only cried twice in the last 10 years. My mum was the same until she had kids and now she wells up over the news! So maybe it is an age thing and I'll make up for it when I hit 30 :)

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