What’s with the water works?


“These Olympics are a disaster; I burst into tears every time someone wins a gold. It doesn’t matter what country they’re from. I’m completely unstable.” Chelsea Handler

First, let me say that I am not normally a cryer. I’m sort of that NY tough on the outside, or so people say. On the inside I’m mush, but I try not to let many people know that. Some of you have already firgured it out.  A kind word or someone else crying will have me quietly excuse myself or make a joke to change the subject, but most things I take in stride.

So you’ll understand why I was so happy to read comedian Chelsea Handler’s comment on the Olympics. Now she is one tough broad and if she is crying every time someone does well, I don’t feel so badly. Is it just me and Chelsea or are we all choked up all over the world? I don’t think I can take much more but if I shed a tear over fencing I’m checking myself in somewhere. Okay enough about crying, here comes the joke:

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is “Probably because of something you did.”

        – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

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Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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  1. Ya know, it’s the damnedest thing. I’m anything BUT a sports fan, but I was watching the US women take the gold in gymnastics the other day and blubbering like a baby–astonished myself. Glad to hear that I’m not the only one who’s fallen prey to this maudlin malady! 😉

  2. Then there are the tears when people miss the gold, or miss a medal altogether, or missing the final. Seeing the heartbreak in their faces – four years of heroic effort dissolved in an instant – brings me to tears for their unrecognised achievement in being 2nd or 4th or 10th best in the world.

  3. OMG LADIES…are we ALL going through men-o-please or what? Forget the dang Kleenex…we need something with drying power. Good grief. Oh crap…there it goes again…if we are made up of so much water…why aren’t I loosing weight???

  4. It’s great to see someone succeed at something, especially when they’ve worked so hard at it. I put myself in their shoes and usually that’s when the water works begin to happen for me. I can imagine it’s a freaking awesome feeling to challenge yourself and be recognized for it.

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