Saturday, May 23, 2009

What Makes You Cry?

I was stumbling around the Internet this evening and came across Journal Writing Prompts. So I thought I'd give one a try....

What Makes Me Cry

Other people crying. I could walk in the funeral of my worst enemy, and if there were other people there crying - I too would start crying.

Death. Thinking about that last one, I think I would cry even if no one else was crying.

Physical Pain. I have a high pain tolerance. But getting my wisdom tooth pulled while awake and slicing off the end of my finger are examples of tear producing pain in my book.

Absolutely amazing surprises. This surprise makes me cry every time (probably more so because other people are crying too). And all though I've never been proposed to - this would be another good example for this category. I was actually talking to a friend about proposals the other day... I think the surprise is a huge part of it - which is why I told her that she better tell my future whoever, that I DON'T want to know if he's going to ask me to marry him. I want to be surprised dammit! Sorry, Tangent. A big tangent - considering there is no love interest in my life at all right now!

Books and Movies. I guess you could generalize it to stories in general. My bff always laughs at me because I will cry during the most retarded movies. My responses is just "I don't even know why I'm crying." I always judge books and movies on if they make me cry or not. If it is a book that made me cry - I'll most likely recommend it to someone. Muhaha.

Music. Like books and movies. Music can tell a story. Add that story to music and the tears will start flowing! For obvious reasons, most of those songs tend to be country. In most cases usually only the first few listens of these sad songs will make me cry - and being alone in my car is a big factor. A sad song is less likely to make me cry with friends around ;-) A couple songs that I can think of off the top of my head: Skin, Three Wooden Crosses, Have You Forgotten. I think that last one is kind of a corny song, but man - it gets to me.

Extremely funny people/places/things/circumstances. Crying because you are laughing so hard is the absolute best thing in the world. Seriously. One can not beat that I'm about to pee my pants feeling. This reason for crying can come about in many situations... I'd have to say triggers are my favorite - you know, when you are in a really inappropriate place and someone says/does something that reminds you for something else and you can stop chuckling to yourself . Or when some one, of some kind of authority, (teacher) says something and you can't help but laugh at how they said it. These laughing fits usually end up in an inability to talk and breath - which forces the tears ;-) Oh this reason for crying makes me think of sooo many stories with friends and dumb things we/I have done. Hehehe... maybe I will attempt the stories someday here on this blog... but it probably won't be funny to you - Let's just include inside jokes under this category.

Well that is all I can think of right now - I hope this post didn't make you cry!!


  1. lol no I don't cry easily. OK maybe I do during certain times of the month but in THAT case I'll cry and laugh at the SAME TIME!!

    THX this was a fun read.

  2. I think I'm going to stop going to funerals. I can't help myself, maybe I need a sedative first. It's somewhere like being on the edge of hysteria when I'm sad!

    Great post.

  3. Very interesting post first. I won't say what does it to me. ;)

    But I've also bookmarked that site. That could be something to help my blog get back to being more than just straight geocaching -- which is what I've wanted to do.