I get emotional sometimes – it’s true. Probably more so now that my hormones seem a little more unbalanced than ever before, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing to cry sometimes – especially when something really moves you. I have some songs that when I’m in the right mood, I just break down into a quivering mass of tears – like “I Want You So Bad” by Heart and “All Day All Night” by The Other Ones. If I’m not in my mood, they don’t affect me AS much, but oh gawd…..sometimes it’s just too much.
Likewise wit movies – if there is a heart-wrenching scene, I just lose it, although if I’m in a theater, I hold it back with all my might and just sob quietly (and it takes a LOT of effort). I watched Memoirs of a Geisha, and it was a very beautiful movie, but towards the end I broke down because it was tragic – I only saw it once so far, so I don’t remember too many details. I may have to watch it again.
Edward Scissorhands – now there’s one I just can’t watch dry-eyed, no matter how hard I try. It gets to that point where Edward just goes nuts since the people are rounding on him and flees back to his home on the hill – I related to that type of person for a long time, as I was the outcast where I grew up. If people found out about me, they made fun, laughed, and was made to feel less than a real person – it was painful. Yes….I did feel like that once.
Star Trek movies – now this one you might find funny in a way. I was used to the old series (you know….the Kirk/Spock era), so when I saw Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, and they did that dramatic shuttle flight around the Enterprise, and then you saw it from the front and the music swelled – yep….you guessed it. I lost it. It was that gorgeous! Fast forward 31 years, and it happened again with the new movie. Go figure! Me – moved by a ship with awesome musical accompaniment!
I can’t even watch much news anymore, because every time I see some child who is hurt, or worse, killed, I get angry, and then I just have to go be by myself and let it all out – it’s just horrifically painful to watch or hear – I imagine the horror that those little lives went through, and what must have been going through their minds. It makes me want to find those responsible and just rip their guts out and throw them off a cliff in sheer anger. All livs are precious, and anyone who can’t regard human life as sacred doesn’t deserve to ber among us.
Sorry………I went on my soapbox again.
OK…anyone who says it’s not cool to weep or burst into tears – just go away. We’re all human, and we have feelings. I wish all people could enjoy beauty and be at peace. I weep for my friends who are mistreated and are not made equal due to some people’s opinions. I think it’s sad that people have to be so little and so bitter as to down others just to prop themselves up to feel better.
That’s all for now. I need my pillow………..