Friday, 27 July 2012

How Often Do You Cry?


I post that question to the lot of you out there and I will be interested in the answers!
Tonight I know I WILL shed a tear or two at the Olympic Opening 
The infectious excitement, a sense of self worth and pride in the competitors and volunteers and a theatrical show of some note, all will get me blubbing like a baby from the get go 
I know what I am like!
Sad films, Rolf Harris biting his lip over a seriously sick dog in Animal Hospital, even the sight of a choir at full pelt could start an unexpected "well up" 
and when I am in the mood and alone, a piece of much such as 

will often reduce me to the consistency of an average blancmange
And so at 9pm, we will be sitting down with a fat bastard pizza
a large cup of tea
and a massive box of tissues

37 comments:

  1. Whenever I hear "Land of Hope and Glory" and "Rule Britannia" (especially at The Last Night of the Proms) I often think of my brother far away in Australia and wonder whether he is listening too. I very rarely see him.

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  2. PS: I have actually made another post!

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  3. You already know the answer I guess...

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  4. The ending of 'The ghost and Mrs Muir' (amongst others).

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  5. Apart from my boys concerts, the sound of my eldery father singing or doddering about with his white stick. Also the remembrance day service in church gets me everytime.

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  6. I almost never cry, although I often seem to get something in my eye listening to sentimental music or watching certain films. When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio gets me every time.

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  7. Like Butch Parrots I'm a rough tough he-man so of course I never cry...except during certain episodes of "EastEnders" or when I have been hit by an articulated lorry and on May 24th 2008 I cried tears of joy and relief when Hull City were promoted to the Premiership for the very first time. They were very strange tears and they poured out of me as if from a garden tap.

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  8. It takes very little for me to cry. I am a sentimental old fool.

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  9. I shed a tear last Monday night, when my daughter came and told me that NZ children's writer, Margaret Mahy had died. I'm sure I'll cry watching the opening ceremony and like Lindsay I cry for national anthems. Anyone's!

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  10. Oh, I'm a cry-baby. Movies, music, commercials - you name it. I get away with the majority of them thanks to a well placed head scratch or faked sneeze. Terry just thinks I have allergies :-D

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  11. Oh John,
    Me too ...... I've already shed many tears over the bits of the Opening Ceremony that I've seen. They did a compelation of the torch bearers, which was SO emotional ! I've even shed a tear watching the Gloriana sailing down the Thames with the flame this morning.
    We shall be settled down by 7.00 p.m for the big build up, wine, take-away and, of course, the obligatory tissues. They say that it is spine- tingling and spectacular, quirky, humerous,dark and very British. I can't wait.
    Enjoy every minute, both of you. XXXX

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  12. I wish I could. But robots don't have that ability yet.
    Enjoy!
    m.

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  13. Any sad animal thing totally does me in...for weeks.....any emotional music...opera ..choral...
    Always if a friend is suffering for any reason..

    Oh and I did quite a bit of weeping when...The Mitten ..as I call him ....(mitt romney). )opened he's big "mouth that roared "and uttered yet another giant faux pas....
    I hope to god you over there don't think he is a sample of regular america..he is not...what a dope!
    I cry a lot!! Happy and sad tears...

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  14. I have cried three times in front of the TV recently, for three reasons:

    1. Traumatic tears - Watching the movie The Road. Stunning film but emotionally VERY hard work, even for a hard bitch like me.

    2. Laughter tears - Watching The Hotel Inspector with the foxy Alex Polizzi. Every week is a scream (hands over mouth disbelief),tears of laughter.

    3. Beauty tears - Yes, if something is jaw-dropping and splendid. Recently, the BBC production of Richard III, particularly the opening sequence. A stunning visual evocation, and so exciting I almost cried.

    Nx

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  15. I can't remember a day when I haven't wept for one reason or another.

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  16. Sad life moment movies or a real life tragedy can set me off without a hitch. Wait until perimenopause occurs, a whole river can flow over at any given time. How exciting you are going to the Opening Ceremonies; can't wait to see your posts on it all.

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  17. As my Dad would say, "My bladder is too close to my eyeballs." It doesn't take much.

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  18. bottle of chammy booked for 9pm here- always good to sob ino a flute...oh and yes, just like Cro but with me its the whole blimmin film- as soon as the credits come up I start

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  19. I can cry at the drop of a hat. anything and everything sets me off.
    Jane x

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  20. The really old war veterans at an ANZAC day always gets me. Bagpipes. Dead friends. The song Halleluja. PMT.

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  21. I hardly ever cry. I was taught not to cry when I was a kid - it was deemed effeminate in those days. It always frustrates me that I can't have a good cry when something has upset me. The last time I cried was a few months ago when someone I knew killed herself.

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  23. Goodnight Mr Tom... that's another one that gets me going.

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  24. Anything patriotic gets me going too, it's got worse with age and hormones. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jo xx

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  25. I well-up at emotional movies, when I hear a moving story (usually about someone's dying who was "too young" to die), when a beloved pet dies, and when I hear wonderful music. Sometimes, my throat closes up hopelessly when I'm singing wonderful music, too, even though I have a terrible singing voice. It doesn't take much, actually.

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  26. I am a big 'crybaby'! Always have and always will be. Not that I cry a lot but when the occasion arises, particularly if it involves family, I am easily overwhelmed.
    Tonight at the 'opening' please pass the tissue John as I am sure to need some.

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  28. For me it's the theme from "Dances with Wolves" - I fight tears and there's a tight knot in my chest every single time I hear it. Music has such power over emotions. Enjoy the ceremonies tonight. Many of us will be watching right along with you. (Note to self: take out pizza...)

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  29. .....oh, embarrasing....I spelt humorous wrong !.....and compilation .....that's how excited i am !!

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  30. Two in one day!!!

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  31. I hear sheep will be in the opening ceremony. I'm curious to see how that will go.

    I cry at way too many movies, course I try to hide it for as long as I can, until I'm forced to grab a tissue or two. I hate being a softie sometimes.

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  32. I will cry watching the games, and all those "back stories." I cry while reading books, watching movies, commericals even! I cry more over other people's pain, sadness, loss, longing, etc., than my own. I think I got an extra empathy gene or something.

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  33. we are all a rather emotional bunch are we not?

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  34. I'll be blubbing tonight. Nothing new in that. I'm a terrible one for 'welling up' at films/songs/etc as all my family know. Though strangely struck tearless in the face of real tragedy. But as for Band of Brothers and that music - where's my hankie?..

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  35. I COULD cry watching athletes on the awards podium; if they lose it I usually lose it. I did NOT cry at "Sophie's Choice," which I thought was brilliant. I DID cry at "You've Got Mail" which I thought was cute. It's hard to figure out. Opening ceremonies? I guess we'll have to see...

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  36. Watching the opening ceremonies - currently the NHS performance. Thinking of you and wondering how many tissues you've used up so far.

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  37. I find that I cry at the silliest things these last few years...a young boy getting a ribbon for his sheep, a sweet older man that seems lonely and lost, a song that touches me, or the flowers that showed up on Tuesday to cheer me up and then I sobbed like a fool for 10 minutes because it touched me so deeply.
    So there you have it........I cry all the time. :)

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