Wednesday, 17 May 2017

When Did You Last Cry?


Yesterday I went to Theatre Clwyd to see the Iranian drama The Salesman which was a cracking movie and one I shall review later. Beforehand, however, I sat through the preview of the Lasse Hallstrom film  A Dog's Purpose and found myself tearing up.....At THE PREVIEW!!!!
The film doesnt look very sparkling, but I know that the sentimental romp where a sucession of dogs die and get reincarnated would literally have me in the funny farm.
I won't be going to see the movie!

I cry easily. The older I get, the less control I seem to have over my tear ducts. Surprise reunions on tv shows, animal hospital stories and even sad music can now set me off, so I cannot be that surprised to start blubing at a 3 minute preview! My father cried easily and often, perhaps it's in the genes!

When did you cry last?
I'd be interested to know

116 comments:

  1. I cry like a drain, but usually when I'm on my own - especially in the car. I'm usually able to contain it when I'm with people. I definitely cry more as I've got older. Embrace it - no shame in showing emotion. I do laugh a lot, as well!

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    1. I like people who laugh easily

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  2. I tear up more easily now, too. Sometimes I cry at commercials -- like the recent department store Christmas commercial featuring the penguin. (John Lewis, I think?) Remember that one?

    My dad made the same observation years ago -- that as he aged he cried more easily. I wonder why?

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    1. Adverts! Oh yes......they set me off too

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  3. It may have been in October 1953, in the minutes following my birth, after Dr Baker had slapped my little pink arse.

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    1. No its a great big pink arse!

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  4. I cry easily, sometimes when I laugh.

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  5. I cried on the last Sunday at the church I have attended forever.I think I also cried at the new one, it was my birthday and I was out of my comfort zone and my kids were arguing and I had toothache. If I didn't cry I would be amazed. That was April 30

    I cry at movies, books, tv or a sweet dog story, pretty much everything really

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  6. My daughter leaves school this year and last Friday we attended the very last assembly for her year. Emotions were running high but when one of the girls stood up and sang 'You'll Never Walk Alone' there wasn't a dry eye in the house. It took all my strength not to sob out loud.

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    1. Songs get me too
      Anthem from the musical CHESS sets me off

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  7. It doesn't take much for tears to come to my eyes. I have become more emotional with age and I wish that I could control some of it. It may be that I appreciate kindness more or that things touch me more now. All in all though, it is not such a bad thing and it does help with my dry eyes.

    I would never see that movie.

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  8. july 19, 2002 upon hearing the news of a death of a good friend.

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  9. every single day since trump was elected. right now i'm balling my eyes out.

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    1. And so is he, if you believe his words of today that he is the most picked on politician EVER

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  10. It doesn't take much to set me off...thinking of my folks, our first home together, my dear old Nick, a sappy movie or commercial, touching greeting cards......sheesh.

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  11. I cried yesterday after listening to a recording of a boys' choir singing a beautiful Welsh hymn.
    But my last heart-broken sobbing was last August as I stood holding my doggy companion of 14 years while he was put to sleep . . . and many times since, whenever I think of him or look up at his photograph.

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    1. Was it suo gan?

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    2. No - I didn't recognise it, but it was so haunting and melancholy.

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  12. I never, ever, cry in public. I'll occasionally shed a tear in private; usually re: my parents. For me, stoicism is preferable to sentimentalism.

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  13. Monday afternoon when Carlos was in the hospital and I didn't know what was wrong.

    Luckily everything came back good and it seems to have been nothing serious!

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    1. I read your blog about carlos! Glad all is well

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    2. Thnaks John, and you were right!

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  14. Don't cry very often (thanks Citalopram) but when I do it usually involves animals. People can be so revolting to their fellow men so what chance do animals have.

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  15. Two weeks ago telling a dog owner about my lost baby Sam....that's all it takes. Miss the little fellow so.

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  16. Funnily enough, the Thursday matinee of Taken at Midnight really got to me. I don't know why out of all the performances that was the one that moved me. There was just something about the dignity of the central characters and the awfulness of what I was having to do that, in one moment, just got to me.

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    1. Im not surprised ..you are such a drama queen

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  17. I only cry when people I love die. I would like to cry more often, it seems like a great release of pent up emotions. For some reason, I just don't. The last time was 2 years ago when my mother passed away.

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    1. Crying isnt for everyone

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  18. I'm the opposite Colette, I only seem to cry at relatively trivial things, big things like deaths see me dry eyed. I can't remember when I cried last but it was probably when reading a book or watching a film.

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    1. Im with sue on this one

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  19. I shed a tear when I read this Monday on The Weaver of Grass's blog. "Yesterday afternoon in warm sunshine we buried the farmer's ashes at the bottom of the pasture by the beck (just behind the fence) and the wood. All the bluebells were out in the wood, the blackbirds were singing and he was laid to rest on the fields he loved. May he rest in peace." So simple, it was the bit "the fields he loved" that did it.

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    1. I had a lump in my throat too..it was simple and beautifully written

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  20. Yesterday. Every time I think of new new grandson (2 months old) my heart swells and I cry happy tears.

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  21. Watching a reunion show about military members coming home. Guess I'd rather be crying for things like that than real sadness happening in my life.

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    1. Whats happening with you jill?

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  22. I too, cried over The Weaver of Grass post. Now, this trailer, argh.

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  23. when I thought the cat was gone for good a month or two ago. she did come back unharmed and hungry. I don't cry. oh I'll shed a tear or two at a sad or emotional movie, that scene in Forrest Gump where Tom Hanks first realizes that the little boy is his son always gets to me, but full out crying? did enough of that when I was younger and my husband was going through a rage period for years before he finally got counseling. I'd had enough of crying and I swore he would never make me cry again.

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    1. Understamdable .....perhaps we all have a finite number of tears!

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  24. I am lucky to get through a day without crying over something. Even when something is a good thing .
    I will not see certain movies because they would break my heart .. I know, it is just a movie but that won't help me when I am sitting there sobbing.
    I definitely cannot see anything that has any animal hurt or dying.
    My mom's favorite story was when we saw Disneys Lady and the Tramp , when the milk wagon fell over on the old dog .. "Doc"? ... I jumped out of my seat and ran sobbing out of the theatre .. I was not even 10 years old yet .. and so ..there you have it ..

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    1. Just the look of an old dog can set me off

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  25. Probably whilst watching 'Goodnight Mr Tom'; it gets me every time. Otherwise when we had to say goodbye to Monty; our Lab'.

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  26. Well, well then, thank you for the "heads up!"
    I won't be going to that movie.
    I think I went through a "cry dry spell" for a few years
    but of late, the ducts are flowing freely.
    A few days ago, and in a bit of slump, I found myself sobbing over something that really wasn't that big of a deal.
    Well, I guess it was a big deal to me because of the sobbing!
    Any suffering will tear me up, sometimes music too.
    Heart on my sleeve, I guess.

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  27. A few days ago, I was reading this terrible news story about a young boy in America whose parents had murdered him through cruelty and neglect. The thing that finished me off was a photo, taken from CCTV of him up to his neck in cold dank water at night, his face was beyond emaciated.... I cried and felt murderous.

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  28. My husband and I both cried reading my Mother's day card from my wonderful daughter. Every card she sends has been carefully chosen and personalized ....gets me every time!

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  29. It usually depends on the time of the month but the Dogs Trust advert gets me every time. Anything sad to do with animals and I'm a wreck. X

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    1. With the sad bloke with the specs?

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  30. Never. I guess I cried it all out earlier in life. No that's not true, if one of my animals gets sick or dies, I cry rivers. Maybe it's my meds. I don't know.

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  31. This sounds like one of the famous "36 Questions". Google it if you don't know what I mean.

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  32. Yesterday I found out that my good friend has a relapse of breast cancer. She is in stage 4 now. I have been weepy ever sence.

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  33. Yesterday I found out that my good friend has a relapse of breast cancer. She is in stage 4 now. I have been weepy ever sence.

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  34. I don't cry very often, even when I might be experiencing sadness or anger. For the past couple of days, I have been trying to cry in an attempt to wash some oak tree pollen out of my itchy eyes. xo

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    1. Watch Little house on the prairie..that will help

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  35. I cried yesterday, thinking about my cousin, who is like a sister, and who just completed her last round of chemo, smiles intact.

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    1. Bravery is very moving to watch me thinks

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  36. I honestly can't remember the last time I cried. I think I trained myself not to as a child, too well, perhaps. I do a really good rant though!

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    1. You feel better after a cry more than a rant believe me

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    2. You do, absolutely.

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  37. Had a chance yesterday to see 'The Salesman' and very nearly went but it was an awkward time. Now, in advance of your review I'm already regretting my missing it. But may get another chance so maybe yet.

    As for animal films, it's always a huge 'no-no'. I just get too emotionally involved.

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    1. Raymondo, it was an interesting watch! My review will be posted later

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    2. Looking out for it, J.G., though it'll take an effort to seek it out now. Yesterday it was at a cinema just 5 mins walk away!

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    3. Its a subtle and interesting movie raymondo

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  38. I just watched A Dogs Purpose on Sunday! I was crying throughout a lot of it. My old dog is sadly nearing the end of his life due to cancer spreading throughout his body. But this movie actually brought me some peace. It gave me a little bit of hope for the future without him. :(

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    1. I still think id give it a miss

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  39. John, like you, I cry very easily. I am particularly sentimental about animals and children. I read the book "A Dog's Purpose" several years ago. It is really wonderful and I highly recommend it to you. Just make sure you have a box of tissues handy. It is worth all the tears.

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    1. Also, I cry several times a week, at least!

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    2. I once watched Rolf Harris' ANIMAL HOSPITAL when an elderly lady was reunited with her sick dog after it survived its operation and didnt stop crying for an hour

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  40. Last Monday at nearly midnight, on finding out my daughter had safely given birth to a daughter - my first grandchild. It was a long, difficult labour and I had been so scared for them both. Tears of joy.

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  41. Last night when my husband was told his co-worker and friend had passed away from cancer. He fought the battle for 5 years but eventually his body couldn't take it anymore. He leaves behind a wife and 3 young sons, so a good cry was necessary. So sad.

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  42. I can't remember the last time I cried. Unfortunately crying was more or less drummed out of me as a boy. Lots of things upset me deeply, but it never includes crying.

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    1. You feel a whole lot better after a good sob

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  43. how about i cried reading your post!

    i have a mennonite friend blog that i love reading. her husband has just been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his brain. they removed some of it. not sure how the rest will work out. she has 7 small children. i cried for them every day for the last month.

    i used to cry talking to my Uncle Gerald, a christian fundamentalist, on the phone for hours...a man i never met. but we had some really blasphemous conversations that had both of us crying because we were laughing so hard! don't even ask me about the scams that we planned before he died. we could have made millions.

    i cried today because the trees are swaying in the wind so beautifully. and i have a man of 16yrs who's more gorgeous than darryl! and i have 4 cats, all strays and 3 of them came from the woods.

    i'm crying right now typing this comment to you. is that enough?

    i don't like to cry over sad things...i like to cry over happy things. like hearing the spring peepers say "meep-meep-meep" all night long. yes, there are times i want to go out and strangle them all - bahahahah! but for the most part - i like to cry at beautiful things. like the sun. my husband. and my hottub.

    you should get a hottub for you and the prof.

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    1. That was written from the heart.....xx

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    2. it really was. thanks for listening. xox

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  44. In January when I held my beautiful Lab., Petite-Chose, in my arms whilst the vet administered that awful farewell shot. Still can't write about it without tearing up.

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    1. Been there too many times , shed the tears too..hugs

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  45. I cry at the drop of a hat more often now in my old age. I even cry when I hear the national anthem or looking at pictures, watching birds....it's amazing to see emotion in animals i.e. mother protecting their young or a dog adopting a kitten, etc.

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    1. An anthem well sung....oh yes sets me off

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  46. It's been a rough patch. Tears flow swiftly over anything here lately. It will pass as it always does. My grandson, Zayn will be here for the summer during the week. He and I are going on a mission trip to a Children's Home to volunteer with fence mending, painting, or whatever task they have for our youth group. I maybe plumb, but I can still power wash and drive the lawn mover on the campus. Xoxo to the babies.

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  47. I cried so much when my daughter left for Australia but the minute I got the first " Muuuumm !!!" phone call, I became very calm & reassuring and never cried about her being away again.

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  48. At the moment John several times a day - but it is a kind of reslease so I go with it.

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    1. Perfectly understandable pat....did you read some of the above comments about you and the farmer?

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  49. We went to see this last week. It really is a good film, and the beautiful ending is worth all the tears.

    The last time I cried ... when someone very close to me said something completely hurtful and very out of the blue. I was filling up for two days :-(

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  50. So today I just had a little weep .. I went to the bank, something that always makes me nervous - as if overnight there was a catastrophe and all of my money was lost.
    And not only was the money still there but the bank lady sat and chatted about this and that, as if we were old friends.
    It is Kindness ... kindness makes me cry. Nasty people being mean makes me mad, but be nice to me and I will weep all over you.

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  52. Like a lot of your readers, my eyes sweat often. Happy things, sad things. I can't watch the news at the moment. The tears are alsmost inevitable, and so is the language I throw at the screen.

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  53. My dad always said that my mum and I had a medical problem where our eyes were directly connected to our bladders, we could both cry at the drop of a hat!
    The last time I cried was on Monday when my eight month old grandson clapped his hands, laughed and clearly said "Nanny"! They were happy tears though!
    I also laugh until tears trip me, life's way too short to be taken seriously! X

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  54. I've been crying quite a bit recently, for family health related issues, but the last time I was truly heartbroken, was last August, when my 13 year old dog, Candy, had to be pts :-(

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  55. I've been crying quite a bit recently, for family health related issues, but the last time I was truly heartbroken, was last August, when my 13 year old dog, Candy, had to be pts :-(

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  56. The last time I cried was right now when I watched the trailer. I won't go see the movie as I will blubber throughout the entire film. I love dogs more than anything. My own dog has helped me get through some very difficult times. The older I get, the more easily tears flow, and I think that is okay.

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  57. Many times over the past few years but the one that stays with me is 18+ years ago, Jess ( my dog ) who we knew wasn't well, and then one day the vet saying " Debbie you can't take her home " I cried and cried, and for months after every time I saw him in the street it use to make me cry.... just writing this makes me tearful, I wouldn't have another dog for years because no other dog matched Jess,... then I saw Billy .....


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  58. I am 10 years older than my mentally challenged sister. I cry and I curse and I worry constanly. Having worked in the welfare dept I know what her future will be and I cry. I pray for very long life daily.

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  59. The last time I cried was during a movie in 2016. It was a stupid movie... But all India-Pakistan people to people relations movies tend to have that effect on me.

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  60. What a provocative question, John...and just look
    at some of the answers...tears or lack of them are so universal. The first year I lost my beloved Husband, I was considered strong for
    carrying on without tears...until this third year
    when the void became so palpable that tears were
    the only release that would assuage the grief.

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  61. Yep i must admit I generally avoid animal movies. Too many of them end with the death of the animal, and also I tend to find myself constantly working out the training techniques and where the handler is. I don't like it if the animals have been upset during filming as so often happened in the older films. Slow motion horses get me ever time, as does any dog rescue video. Yesterday i teared up looking at a video of how they do education in Finland. It made me so sad to think of how much it differs to what we are doing to kids here and how wonderful it would have been to be a teacher there. I trained to teach high school Art and English, and I'm a good teacher but a crap disciplinarian, which the system here needs you to be. I'd have loved to teach kids the way the Fins are. I was surprised to tear up though!

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  62. Yesterday, I found a dog cemetery at Port Meirion.

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  63. My last good cry was when my son arrived following my husband's death. There have been instances since which triggered my emotions causing my eyes to fill with tears -- sudden memories triggered, happy or sad people or animal stories.

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  64. I teared up when saying goodbye to my sister in law in Rome about 36 hours ago. 36 hours is about how long it has taken us to get home. I started to watch that movie on a plane or a ship, can't remember, but I remember I had seen it before and it isload of shite, purely designed to tug at emotions.

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  65. At the end of MAD MEN Season 7 - I'm bereft. There's nothing decent to watch on Netflix now!

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  66. Kinell. Have you NO shame?

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  67. I cry every single day, sometimes many times. Almost anything can set me off - a book, a commercial, my own thoughts...

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