This sensitive side started to emerge after I had children. I found myself being sad when my children were sad. Sometimes a tear would fall during a conversation but I'd say it was allergies.
I knew something had definitely changed in me when I found myself crying during movies and at commercials.
I used to cry out of anger but it seems I've gone way beyond that. It seems like almost any emotion is a reason to cry.
So these days I've found myself crying:
When I think of the state of affairs in this crazy world we live in - the uncaringness and hardness of the human heart; I weep.
The resilience of people of who have overcome the unthinkable - I've been reading many stories on the Syrian refugees....all I can say is "My God." In a similar vein when I see what Black people went through in America and what they continue to go through, I'm astounded; I weep.
When I think about the state of my family - there's sickness, job loss, estrangement and a host of other trials; I weep.
Of course, recently, after completing a run, I found myself losing all composure and crying. Snot falling, loud sobbing and total convulsions as I cried. It came out of nowhere and left in the same manner.
But I also weep when I think about the fact that I am loved, that I am married, that my children are happy, that I have another day to be alive.
I won't ignore my feelings that bring tears to my eyes; instead, I'll let them be, knowing that they provide greater clarity.
.....You have collected all my tears in your bottle.You have recorded each one in your book.
What makes you weep?