Monday, January 21, 2008

This mourning

On this, my very first post, you are most likely wondering what it is that I have to mourn...well, I assure you, nothing too serious. Really. My husband told me years ago that he believes I LOVE to cry. I used to try and defend my weaker tear ducts and say that I just could not help the tears when they fall; how in the world could I possibly control something like that after all!? "I am just sensitive;" I would lamely argue in a rather defensive tone. I would get embarrassed when someone would "catch" me crying at a commercial, a movie, or when re-telling a sad story...Now, in the years that have passed since he made that dreadful accusation, I think he was most likely correct. I have decided in these last few years that I have nothing to hide. I will boldly tell the world: I LOVE TO CRY!
I have noticed that I tend to select THE saddest songs, books, stories, and movies with which to surround myself. Almost as if by instinct, I can select them from the shelves without much effort. My ears are tuned in to the most melancholy notes when I hear them, and I just NEED to know who is responsible for that moving music...I decided after my last good cry, that I actually felt BETTER, in spite of the puffy, bloodshot eyes and runny nose. I let go of some stress, and I felt as though I could think clearly again. So, have a GOOD'll feel like NEW again!
By the way, my husband and I are both off from work today, and we have spent this holiday lazily snuggling on the couch, watching movies in front of a blazing fireplace. sniffles... not a tear in sight...dry eyes for you see it was HIS birthday Saturday, and I let HIM select the movies! We had a bit of kung fu, shoot'em up action, and (yawn) a battle between street gangs. Ha, ha.
I will post again soon when I really have something to lament.


natalie said...

Okay, you are so stinkin' hilarious. I'm posting a link to your blog on my blog, so my bloggy friends might stop by. They are the sweetest, kindest people ever and will enjoy your "mourning." But do please make a post that will cause us to laugh out loud. I'm thinking something related to blisters would do the trick.

Arizaphale said...

Oh! You ARE Natlie's Andi!!
I am SO with you on crying!!! I am the biggest sook in the world and have been known to cry during 'Days of Our Lives'. Church is a real flood plain when I'm around! The music, someone praying for name it...I'm off!!! And I am the UGLIEST crier in the world. With fair skin I blotch up as well as puffing is NOT pretty :-D And you are SO right, sometimes a good cry is exactly what you need to feel better. Massage often triggers a good cry!!!! I really hope you enjoy your blogging. Welcome :-)

Killlashandra said...

I'm glad you're comfortable with the crying. That's the most important part after all. :)