I'm currently riding the train listening to Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" and...wow! The song is so emotionally-charged. It's a tear jerker...I think. While I've never cried at the movies (me and my sister laughed during Shindler's List) or during a song, I understand why certain pieces move folks to tears.
Whitney Houston songs make me wanna bawl my damn self. The content doesn't even have to be sad, her voice alone does the trick. Then I see reruns of "Being Bobby Brown" or flicks of her chilling with Ray J and I have to fight off tears. Come to think about it, it's been too long since I've cried.
Man, I was 13. I remember getting this silver chain with a baseball player pendant that summer. Well, I won't discuss details of the incident, but let's just say my chain broke. But since then, nothing. I've lost championship games and relatives, but still nothing. As you can probably tell from the chain tale, I used to be a cry baby. I'm starting to think there isn't anything left in the well.
I did have a close call at my grandmother's funeral in Haiti three years ago. It was nuts seeing my uncles, aunts and cousins lose it. I think I would have crumbled if my parents started tearing up. But they didn't. To this day I've never seen them cry. I guess that's where I get it from. I did feel horrible for not crying though. Only me, my parents and one of my cousins didn't need tissues.
For the record, there's nothing wrong with crying. We all crack sometimes. I just haven't in a while. But with all this crap bottled up, I may just break down if I read some crazy Whitney headline. How about you guys? When was the last time you've cried and why? Speak on it!
Sidebar: Funny I should post this on the day Hillary Clinton got choked up.Feel free to weigh in on that as well.