Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Moved or Manipulated

What is the last thing that moved you to tears?
Many things can set me off
I've inherited this sentimental streak from my father
This set me off today

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  1. My daughter marrying her girlfriend two weeks ago. A truly perfect day x

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    1. Congratulations xx

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    2. Thank you. Oh dear my eyes are leaking again just thinking of it x

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    3. Are we not lucky to have gay marriage , the best day of my life

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    4. I think in these days of global crisis and hate, the simple act of two people committing to each other should be a cause of joy and celebration. Thankfully their sexuality is no longer a barrier to this. I'm so glad your wedding is such a fab memory for you x

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  2. When my six year old grandson slips his fat little hand into mine when we are out together. It gets me everytime

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    1. My nephew Leo did the same with me in London once , I felt the same

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  3. I have been known to cry at commercials. It's all very unpredictable!

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  4. I wonder if she knew when she recorded that song just how big of an impact the song, and the movie would have. Very, very nice.

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    1. What moved me was how the song was changed by her age

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  5. God I love this film and song! she is amazing isnt she

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    1. Parkland ! I didn't know

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  7. A crying child will get me every time.

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  8. In almost anything by Bach or Beethoven there will come a point (or several points) which touches my heart more profoundly than I could have believed possible, even if that same thing at that same moment has happened many times before.

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    1. You are a cultured soul raymondo

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    2. I'm not cultured-but In the Steppes of Central Asia gets me each time x

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    3. 'Arty-farty' might be nearer the mark, JayGee.

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  9. It is a lovely song and it does tug at the heart strings, like all good songs about love.

    After my parents passing, I would find myself suddenly thinking of them in the strangest places, like on a long drive or while taking a break at a park bench, and then my eyes would start to water. It generally happens when I'm alone, and something just triggers a memory that overwhelms me for a moment.

    I don't mind a tear or two. Crying is proof that we understand love, how beautiful and precious love is, how wonderful and fragile life is, and how exquisite and wondrous our world can be. It's okay to shed a tear or two for loved ones and friends or when something reminds us of them; they are evidence that we miss them and love them very much.

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    1. Oh you put that so beautifully!

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    2. Yes, thank you for that , bravely written x

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  10. Goodbyes get me John... in person goodbyes and in a movie....I just love Angela Landsbury and this song and movie are my favorite..

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  11. ‘Love Never dies’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber made me cry this morning. I was doing the ironing at the time and the emotion crept up on me unawares.

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    1. Emotion often does that! It creeps up behind you and smacks you on the arse when you are not ready for it

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  12. The stories told last Saturday by the children victims of gun violence in America. Emma Gonzalez had me weeping.

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    1. The Parkland students have made me cry over and over again.

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    2. Painful and brave to see

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  13. I sniveled at some silly thing we were watching on TV. More than once.

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  14. Listening to children singing together and anything ceremonial. Some music can move me to tears too.

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  15. This song gets me every time John. I was moved to tears just yesterday. I was watching my mother feed my dad his lunch while they watched an old movie together. He has parkinsons and dementia so it was sweet and bittersweet at the same time.

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  16. I was at the cashpoint machine in Camden Town. There was an old homeless guy sitting on the pavement with his Jack Russell. That was sad enough, but then Adele's Make You Feel My Love began to play. OMG.

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    1. Adele is a master at the sad song

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  17. When our oldest, bestest dog died. It’s been almost two years and I still get teary sometimes.
    We have 6 dogs now, each a lovely soul, but there was something Beasely had that made him a cut above. His heart was tuned to us.

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    1. Finlay, maddie, Meg, Mabel, Constance
      I've done the dog grief thing many times....too many

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  18. Bagpipes and any and every time I think of my late best friend, my dog, Scrappy.

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  19. Made me cry...must be from the same gene pool!

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  20. Looking through old photograph albums of lost and loved ones brings me to tears.

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  21. The day I picked up the phone for the vet to come to put my best chum Tish to sleep. I regret not making more of her in those last few hours. The reason... because she always picked up on my worries and fears so I tried not to fuss and by doing so, I have this awful feeling I failed her at the end. I stayed back until they came and sitting beside her as they injected her, I kept it together until they said she is dead, then I lost it.

    Sorry John, hope I haven’t made your sad day sadder?

    BIG love

    LX

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    1. https://disasterfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/my-co-pilot.html

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    2. You instinctively did the best thing for her. I have to give up foster dogs routinely and know that allowing my emotions to come to the surface upsets them.

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    3. It broke my heart x

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    4. Please remember Lettice,you showed Love to your darling Tish.I held it together in a similar way too four times at home & I know it was the loving way to have been for my furry sweethearts xx

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  22. A heart wrenching conversation with my daughter in New Zealand. I know being upse t isn't the same as being moved to tears but what she said made me cry.

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  23. When I hear there has been a shooting at a school or other public place and more innocent lives are lost.

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    1. Too too too many of these

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  24. Animal cruelty always gets me.

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  25. Lately I cry for my sweet dog who died a little over a month ago.

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    1. I know
      THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way
      From men and women to fill our day;
      And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
      Why do we always arrange for more?
      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
      Buy a pup and your money will buy
      Love unflinching that cannot lie
      Perfect passion and worship fed
      By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
      Nevertheless it is hardly fair
      To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

      When the fourteen years which Nature permits
      Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
      And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
      To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
      Then you will find - it's your own affair, -
      But ... you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

      When the body that lived at your single will,
      With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!),
      When the spirit that answered your every mood
      Is gone - wherever it goes - for good,
      You will discover how much you care,
      And will give your heart to a dog to tear!

      We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
      When it comes to burying Christian clay.
      Our loves are not given, but only lent,
      At compound interest of cent per cent,
      Though it is not always the case, I believe,
      That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve;
      For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
      A short-time loan is as bad as a long -
      So why in - Heaven (before we are there)
      Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

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    2. And I'll be getting a new puppy in July :)

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    3. Although beautiful, that poem made me cry. How we love our dear dogs and cats and how difficult it is to let go of them. I'm sorry for your loss Jill.

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    4. Thank you. The understanding from others about the pain is beautiful.

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  26. RE sending by post, let me know where you are:
    technoturt@yahoo.com I'm in Bakewell at the moment, so you could even get a pudding (don't dare to mention tart in this town)

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  27. What makes me cry....anything when an animal gets hurt. I can't even think about it without tearing up. The song that always gets me is 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'. Showing my age now! Blessings

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    1. Pet rescue used to have me collapsed

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  28. Watching your post and reading everyone comment. Thinking about all my sweet dogs. Most of all Miss my Mum.

    cheers, parsnip

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  29. The song, Smile...."Smile though your heart is aching.
    Smile even though it's breaking....." Gets me every time, almost painful to hear.

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    1. I think I've dragged everyone down today

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  30. I heard "Abide with Me" earlier - a version featuring the pipes and drums of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Really beautiful, poignant and very moving.

    When other helpers fail,
    And comforts flee,
    Help of the helpless - Oh, abide with me.

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  31. I'm such a weeper, just about anything will set me off. My kids banned me from watching Olympic medal ceremonies because of my sobbing. Yesterday I leaked at the airport when a young woman greeted her elderly father with a hug and back rub.

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    1. Yes the airport greetings in the movie LOVE ACTUALLY had me in floods

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  32. Did anyone else pick up on miss Lansbury' timing? Impecable

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  33. Aline in Michigan6:46 pm

    The song I Wont Send Roses sung by Robert Preston in the Broadway production Mack and Mabel. Kills me. Every time.

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    1. Same here. It's so much more about what most people go through isn't it

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    2. Just YouTubed it.....I understand

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  34. This morning I cried when I heard a Sky Sports presenter talking about the sudden death of his wife and his relationship with their son. The boy was the lead mascot when England played Italy last night.

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  35. As you can imagine John, at the moment it doesn't take a lot to set me off.

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  36. I weep for a range of things. And often. Most recently? Learning that our next door neighbour who had VERY recently been diagnosed with cancer had died.

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  37. The dentist being nice to me.

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  38. Your title is interesting today, John.

    Angela Lansbury is such a wonderful person.

    The song "You Are My Sunshine" makes me teary because when my father was in the nursing home and they had singalongs, it was one song he knew by heart and I can still hear him singing it.

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    1. A song Carl sung in The Walking Dead x

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  39. Everything. I too am sentimental and so sometimes I can be quite cynical on the outside to protect myself from crying all day pretty much! xo

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    1. The hard coating protecting a soft centre

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    2. Yup. It's much better the hard coating softens with age I find. the soft centre seeps into it. xo

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    3. After Dad died, i found certain experiences and sense anchor memories of him, and I welcome that. The theme to the Onedin Line, which we played at his funeral. The smell of sawdust. Even typing this I am welling up. But it is good to feel that connection.

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  40. Handwriting of a loved one that’s passed. It doesn’t matter what is written. There’s something deeply personal about handwriting that brings them back to life for a brief moment.

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    1. I had to bite my lip at that one

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  41. It would be easier to ask me what doesn't set me off, the older I get, the more sentimental I get, really annoying most times. I loved when she sang that, 27 years ago, and if that's not crazy enough she did Bed Knobs and Broomsticks for Disney 47 years ago.

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    1. Nowadays music sets me off

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  42. Well, isn't that loverly.

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  43. Most recently hearing that Ken Dodd had passed on x

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    1. Locals lined the funeral route with tickling sticks

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  44. Babies being born in "Call The Midwife". Love Jessica, I watch all the old "Murder She Wrote" episodes.

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    1. Lol now that's pushing it

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  45. Pretty much ANY music will get to me. Nearly every sappy commercial, greetings and partings, sunrises...the list is endless!

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  46. Anything can set me off! I am one of lifes natural cry babies. Can be annoying at times. Loved the song..made me cry!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. We are a bunch of softies

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  47. Remembrance Day ceremonies and, god help me, bagpipes, (as well as movies, other people crying, the song 'He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother'...) -Jenn

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  48. I cry watching every episode of "Call the Midwife " and I love this :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRim619Iguc

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  49. Sentimental TV commercials, so I don't watch them now. Not recent, but I was reminded the other day how on holiday in Hawaii I started weeping listening to a very large Islander playing a teeny little ukulele and singing folk songs falsetto. It was very peculiar.

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  50. "This is us" almost always makes me cry and the kids at the anti gun rally made me tear up.

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  51. They like her. They really like her.

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  52. I teared up at the Angela Lansbury clip, but then I'm a soppy goof.

    Your wonderful poem really had me going John.

    I have a theory that my 'instantly soluble" state - especially if children or animals are in pain - is a result of childhood trauma that is unresolved, acknowledged but not completely worked through. But perhaps I've just got leaky tear ducts.

    Thank you for the poem.

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  54. Neil Diamonds Jonathon Livingstone Seagull. I played it constantly during the dreadful dark days after my son commited suicide. I can't listen to it anymore.... it just hurts too much.

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    1. Cherie K - so so sorry, my sister committed suicide, it was awfully dark days but they have got lighter now, just. Love to you. xxxxx

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    2. Thank you Countrygal.... it is something that haunts me every day..xxx

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    3. I replied to this earlier but my post didn't take. Cherie, thank you for this brave comment and to yours country gal
      Suicide is something that haunts my heart and is an act that defines my work with Samaritans ....
      I just wish there were more of us

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  55. Can I share...I'm crying now. xxx
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3UXV0crbOk

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    1. Thank you for sharing this x

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  56. Only tender hearts understand. Beautiful!

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  57. Anonymous1:54 pm

    So many of the comments are of loss - I find Nilssen's "Remember" (on YouTube) so comforting when I'm in a blue funk.

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  58. Your beautiful poem hit home, dogs and cats in the shelter make me cry all my pets have come from there, also two songs always make me cry Alan Jackson "remember when" and Willie Nelson "last man standing" as he looks so old in the video and I realize I'm at an age where some of my friends have passed and I miss them. Sorry I'm rambling on.

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