My typical style is to turn the title of my post into something funny, but I'm actually serious, sometimes you really just have to cry!
I guess it's been since my divorce, but sometimes I have a hard time crying. I suspect it comes from trying so hard to be strong all the time. I have a hard time letting go.
But crying can be good. It's cleansing.
It helps to get the bad feelings out.
It doesn't make things better, but sometimes it's part of healing.
A couple of weeks ago, I lost a friend, suddenly, in a plane crash. He was a member of my singing group. I've known him for close to 20 years.
I didn't cry.
I found myself thinking I was a horrible person.
Why wouldn't I cry?
I think part of it was that I was still in shock.
My singing group will be singing at his memorial service tomorrow.
When I heard the music we'd be singing, then the floods started.
The second one is the killer... if you need a good cry, that should do it!
If that doesn't do it, this is a you tube video of our third song.
Throughout my life, whenever I needed that beautiful release that only a "good cry" will bring, this is the song I'd listen to:
As I've mentioned here on my blog, I'm a huge theatre fan!
That's Lea Salonga in Miss Saigon. I saw this show in London (starring Lea Salonga) in 1990. before it came to the U.S.
I admit, I did cry through a good portion of the show, but this song in particular had a strong connection for me.
It's interesting. This was years before I had a child, but I knew even then how much I would love that child.
Music is magical. What songs make you cry?