I've had a rough couple of days, nothing major, but you know how it is sometimes. You get sad and you need to cry. And even if nothing has changed, that cry makes it all feel a bit better.
I'm a big supporter of tears. I strongly believe that crying is like a cleansing lotion on your soul. You get to rinse off stress and the mountain of emotional crap that you've been building for some time goes away. It is even scientifically proven that tears bring out toxins, and thereby it literally cleanses your body.
I would say I'm a sensitive person, definitely, and as the sensitive person I am I cry a lot. All kinds of emotions makes me cry. And it ain't a bad thing. We all need to let those tears fall once in a while. As the years have gone by I've become more confident in my sensitivity. Even so confident that I think it's okay to not hide my after-cry face, which ain't too pretty. Crying is a part of life, and so it should stay. I even think it should be more okay to cry in public, be more open with our feelings. Especially here in Finland we rarely show any feelings, and it makes me so sad. We loose so much of ourselves if we don't tend to our emotions, and allow them to grow. And they really can't grow unless we allow them to exist.
The best part about yesterdays cry was the fact that I had my mother around as a shoulder to cry on. Even though I'm 25 years old, I still need my mother as a rock and for comfort. Because what could possibly be better than feeling such a familiar embrace in time of need? Let us never grow up too much, so that we no longer need the comfort of your parents. If you read this mom, I love you more than I can express in words!
By the way, my favourite cry movie is Hachi: A Dog's Tale, because sometimes I just feel like crying. The first time I saw this movie was in Italy, while we were on a vacation. We had some time to relax in the middle of the day. I think Andreas was taking a shower and I turned on the TV. The movie just started then and even though it was dubbed to Italian I was hooked. I saw the entire movie, didn't understand a single word, and I wept like a baby. I still can't even watch the trailer without bursting into tears. It's so powerful!