This week, I come to Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday with a few tears in my eyes. That won’t surprise anyone who knows me well. I am a very emotional man. It doesn’t take very much to make me cry.
In the past week I have attended the funeral of my step-Dad, and my 83 year-old, infirm father has eloped! There were other, less dramatic events in my life, but my emotions have been stirred.
Witnessing an act of extreme kindness can bring me to tears just as easily as witnessing an act of cruelty. I just well up.
So I know that my chosen quote this week is very true. Tears are shed for a reason. Behind those tears, anybody’s tears, there is a story. Next time you see somebody crying, ask yourself, “What is the story behind those tears?”
“I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a ‘phone conversation, a sunset
– tears are words waiting to be written.”