"Silly" being stuff that there's really no reason to cry about. Nothing sad, like funerals or tragedy stories and the like, but movies or songs . . .
I went to a super bowl party and intentionally showed up after the game started because I knew that I would tear up during the national anthem. I always do. All it takes is me hearing "Ooh say can" and my eyes start watering. Later in the week, in the privacy of my own home, I watched the video of Lady Gaga's performance which, I thought, was phenomenal. Oh.my.goodness the tears flowed. I was very happy that I didn't go to the party earlier and watched that performance with a group of people. I would have been very embarrassed by my tears.
Pomp and Circumstance (the graduation walk music) is another one that immediately triggers tears. I don't even have to be at a loved-one's graduation ceremony, I could be watching a movie and when that music starts playing? I cry.
Whitney Houston's song "I will always love you" . . . One morning I got into work early, combination-lock door closed, lights off, music loud and Whitney came on with that song. Tears were flowing. Being that it was so early in the morning I was surprised when someone came in. I quickly turned down the music but had to turn away in order to wipe off my tears.
Yeah, Whitney's been taken off of my Pandora play list.
I never used to be a crier at silly stuff . . . except for when I was 11 years old and I read "Gone with the Wind." There's a few tear-stained pages in that book which I still have, but when my mother took me to see the movie? No tears.
I went to see the movie "ET" with a friend of mine who had already seen it. She warned me to bring tissues because "you will
cry." Nope. No tears from me, but she was bawling like a baby.
The first time I cried at a movie was when I was 32 yrs old and pregnant with DD#1. LDH took me to see "City Slickers." When Norman was caught in the river and Billy Crystal saved him? Yup. Lots-o-tears.
A few weeks later we watch "Edward Scissorhands" and it surprised me that I cried.
I don't normally cry at funerals or tragedy situations, maybe because a part of me needs to be stoic and the shoulder for others to cry on.
What about you? Do you cry at silly stuff?
If so, I'm curious as to why?