Tears are words the heart can't express

@p1kef1sh (45640)
March 3, 2009 3:55pm CST
I recently heard a song, sung by a friend, that brought tears to my eyes. I don't know why, but there was something about the way that she expressed herself that touched my heart. We all cry at certain things, birth, marriage, death - but what ordinary things make your eyes moist? What makes you reach for the hanky or tissue?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Mar 09
Loss. The loss of a perfect moment, a treasured feeling, a glimpse of pure joy.......so many little things that make up the magic of life.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 09
Oh yes Sparky. All of those things can do it.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Mar 09
Yep..........
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Mar 09
Weddings do and sad stories. Not full out bawling, mind you, just a little dripping...
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 09
Aww. Weddings don't set me off, but sad stories certainly do. Would you like some bread with that dripping? (Beef fat often spread on bread or toast!)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 09
I'll stick with butter, thanks...
@kbourgerie (8781)
• United States
4 Mar 09
I don't cry. I really don't. I gave it up a long time ago when it appeared it did me more harm than good. However, I will cry if I watch a movie that pulls at my heart strings and believe it or not, as jaded as I am, in the past I've been known to cry when I watch the Price Is Right. I can't help it. I just get all happy for the person that won. LOL.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
LOL. I haven't seen the price is right in years. I guess it takes all sorts of stuff to set us off. I have cried when I've thought of you in the past - darn I didn't mean to say that. But I have. You've shown me a lot of friendship over the past year. In the early days I really needed that comfort - still do sometimes. So thank you. XXXX
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
4 Mar 09
This is REALLY stupid, but I get teary when I see school lunch sarnies which have been thrown away by children on their way to school. I think of their Mums, packing the lunches with love and care, and it makes me sad their children fling the food away in such a cavalier manner. I also see apples with a bite out of them, etc., and it makes me sad. Go figure ...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Mar 09
I don't think that I have ever seen that happen Guy. When I was a lad we were always so hungry that we ate everything that we were given and our friends' lunches too if we could. What do they eat otherwise? The ubiquitous golden arches type food no doubt. Of course, we didn't have any money either, so there was no stopping for fast food or anything else.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
5 Mar 09
The sporting oval across the road is strewn with wasted food each day, P1ke. It's really sad (as well as being a waste). The little buggers undoubtedly buy their lunch from the school canteen or at THAT VENUE (which is how the headmistress referred to Macca's when it first opened up the road. For some reason it just upsets me to think of the Mums making the lunch and wrapping it in greaseproof paper and putting it in a Glad Bag ... just to have it hurled to the ground. Shameful. And hurtful.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Mar 09
Maybe you should write to both the Headmistress and the local paper to comment on it. When P1kelet was at school we used to worry that someone was bullying her into giving part of her lunch away. But I know that she ate her packed lunch, no doubt hoovered up her friends too if she got the chance. Now when I go to see her at Loonieversity she always says "Can we go the the supermarket" so that Dad can re-stock her. She has a part-time job in an hotel there. Free food is part of the deal and I don't think that she lets it pass her by.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
4 Mar 09
When I watch Extreme Home makeovers. I know that is strange but it is so touching and sad but yet so giving that it touches your heart when you hear their stories and you see what someone is doing for them to make their life better. I have had a few songs make me shed a tear, One Tim McGraw Don't take the girl and One by Mark Wells Don't laugh at me there are more..but not time to write them down..lol
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I can understand what you mean by the makeover shows Becky. They don't set me off, but a good song can and does. I would never laugh at you, other than in a good way.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
What a sad song. But if you've been there, and I have, the song hits a nerve. Thank you Becky.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Yes,
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Oh, P1key, you wrote those beautiful words just for me today. I know you had no idea and that is one of the awesome things I love about life and friends. I tear up regularly. I dare say I am more in touch with my emotions than the average person. Oiy!!! Today I cried over possibly making a friend (a very dear friend) feel somehow less than the wonderful, amazing person that they truly are. I like my tears. I almost never use a tissue to wipe them away. I like to rub them right back in to my face, like a natural healant. Thank you for this discussion, my friend.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I am sure that your friend will understand Pots. Talk to her (him) and tell then how you feel about them. I get quite tearful too. Often over things that others might not. My friends here can reduce me to moist eyes just by saying something lovely to me. Onwards and upwards. We've got Mummymo back and for me that's a truly wonderful thing to have happen.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
4 Mar 09
I couldn't agree more!! I smile everyday when I see her responding and realize she really IS back!! Mummymo Fans Unite!!!!! Hehe
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Something lovely to you!!! hehe, incase you haven't had a good 'tear up' today.
• United States
3 Mar 09
You guys. Just one little nudge or word of encouragement, sharing something personal with me, being nice when I am being pissy, any little thing can set me off.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 09
Well I'm never nice so it must be something else! LOL. I am much the same too. I have never had so much moistness than since I have been here. That maybe didn't sound quite how I meant it to. When I say moist........ LOL.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
3 Mar 09
Aw bo, you pluck the strings of our hearts all the time too!
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• United States
3 Mar 09
*Laughs at pikey, as I wipe Irish's eyes, then takes another hanky and holds it to her nose" Here, blow. YOu have snot pooling up in there.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
4 Mar 09
i easily to get tears.sometimes tears in heaven and sometimes tears from the ego or anything else it touching my feelings
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I quite like being a little teary at times. Depends on the reason of course. LOL.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
4 Mar 09
right depends on it.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
4 Mar 09
"By the light of the eyes I saw your heart my beloved"-a line of a poem.There must be a  relationship of hormone between heart and eyes.In other sense emotion touch our heart that brings tears.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
That's a beautiful line Bhansub. What poem is it from please?
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
5 Mar 09
It's the translation of a poem written by the Noble prize winner Rabindranath Tagore.I could not translate it properly.There are English translations of Tagore's poems.You can read.Thanks.
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
4 Mar 09
I always cry at a great performance. I cry when people sing, where there is meaningful lyrics, when people dance, act, and perform... there's so much energy and time to have created their performance that I'm ALWAYS touched by great performances.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I sometimes cry when I hear people sing too. Especially my own performances! LOL. I understand what you mean, a great performance can be a very moving experience.
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
5 Mar 09
You mean, you cry when you sing? Must have been through a lot? I do that too though.
@mummymo (23707)
3 Mar 09
That is so descriptive and bautiful p1ke honey! So many things make me cry like knowing my frinds/ family are hurting or afraid, getting a surprise call, card or reminder from someone reminding me that they care about me, something sad happening , onions being peeled - in fact you name it it probably has made tears roll down my cheeks at some stage! xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
All those things do it for me too Mummymo. A hug or a kiss when I ned one can set me off too. XXXX
@mummymo (23707)
4 Mar 09
Come on then honey - lets have a hug and a cry together! I really need to cry now anyway - my typing has been shocking since I got back and I am absolutely mortified! lol xxx
• India
3 Mar 09
Hello my dear p1kef1sh Ji, Tears are as important as any other system in our body. By release of tears, we remove many un-wanted chemicals from our body and after tears are out, we always feel better. They are hearty expressions of sorrow as well as of happiness. But Scientist have found out, where 'Tears' could be controlled. I think, it may be un-natural. Here is link to follow : http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23144566-23109,00.html May god bless you and have a great time.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
That's a good clinical explanation. Thank you.
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• India
5 Mar 09
Hello my dear p1kef1sh Ji, There are certain things, which human body rejects and find suitable way to eject out, if not done in time properly, causes ill-health. They include, sweat,stool, urine, and so on along with tears. In other way round, body accepts Oxygen happily, as its needs to survive. So let's be clear that if tears are controlled, will cause ill health. may God bless you and have a great time.
• United States
5 Mar 09
There is a lots of song's that i really like to listen but there was a 2 songs i really loved most and make my eyes tear all time i listen. One is talk about the growing up child who missed the song of her mother when the child was young before he/she sleep and one is the song of josh you raise me up.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Mar 09
Music can very easily reduce us to tears. Most people have a special song that does it for them. Thank you.
@nannacroc (4049)
4 Mar 09
I very rarely cry unless I'm really angry. Because I don't cry much Mr Croc gets very protective when I do.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I can imagine. No crocodile tears in your house!
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
4 Mar 09
I cry over everything! LOL I'm such an emotional person. Like seriously I cannot watch extreme make over: Home edition with shedding a few tears EVERYTIME! LOL. I am and have always been an extremely emotional person which is good and bad. Good because I care about people and how they feel and but bad because I cry over everything. lol. There are some songs that get me teary too.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
Don't feel bad about it, unless you need wipers fitted! LOL. Nothing wrong with a bit of a weep every so often.
@GreenMoo (11842)
4 Mar 09
That's a lovely phrase - 'tears are words the heart can't express'. Sometimes I find myself shedding a tear at the most peculiar things. Often though, it's a reminder to myself that I'm a very lucky girl, and not really because I'm unhappy. Call it female hormones run amock!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
Not just female hormones. Generally speaking we are lucky. Sometimes it takes something small to remind us of that fact.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Amazing Grace! I don't know what it is about that song. I hear the music and before the words start I have tears. That song has always had that effect on me. I don't know why.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
It's funny. Someone els mentioned that song as setting them off too. It doesn't move me at all, except to switch the radio off. But it would be dull if we all responded the same way to everything. Music undoubtedly has an effect on our emotions.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
4 Mar 09
i think i am bit of queer in this area,i just cant bring myself to cry infront of people.i shed loads of tears when i am alone in my room or when i am watching a movie alone-not when others are present.i an seriously considering to use glycerine now(kleenex might be offering its thanks to me-who knows??)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
LOL. Don't worry, it's not where we do it, but what makes us cry.
• United States
4 Mar 09
It's funny, there are some commercials or shows that just catch me at the right moment and I end up bawling. However, day to day it is things such as watching my children play quietly, the crows cawing outside my window, a streak of sunshine catching the snow just right.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I used to watch my daughter sleeping when she was little and that always brought a tear of pure joy to my eye. Still does actually. Nature just takes my breath away. Good friends empathising with me can do it too.
@littleowl (7157)
4 Mar 09
Hi p1ke, it depends on a lot of things with me it could be a soppy film, to the cruelty of animals especially, the cruelty of man and there non-humane ways of destruction in this world to a really meaningful song that may have a lot of meaning in it to me..even a card or unexpected present..all these things make my eyes moist...hugs LoLo
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Mar 09
I never fail to be amazed at the things that can make my eyes moist LoLo. I do get very angry about the cruelty and infliction of needless suffering by mankind, especially on ourselves. XXXX