David’s (Authorblog) Weekend Wandering question this week is:
What brings tears to your eyes?
If you want to join in here’s what David would like you to do:
Please answer today's question on your own blog, any time until next weekend. Just link to this blog (or to this post) so I can follow the progress of the discussion.
There are lots of things that will bring tears to my eyes.
A bang on the nose, slamming the car door shut on my thumb, stubbing my toe, poking myself in the eye with a mascara wand, banging my head on the boot of the car whilst removing the shopping, dropping something heavy on my foot, the price of petrol, energy, food, clothes – all guaranteed to bring a tear to my eye.
I’m a sucker for a sad film, one that needs a box of tissues on my knee, I get involved and have been known to sob throughout. I don’t like the after effects though, puffy eyes and a red nose. A story of courage, anyone overcoming a disability or the bravery of putting themselves in danger to save someone else, can have me so choked up I can’t breathe. Acts of random kindness, a hug, can reduce me to happy tears. Children just being cute, like in the school play, make me blubber. The first note your child writes for you – I still have a small slip of paper from my youngest son who wrote “I love you very mush” when he was four years old.
Reading or hearing of cruelty to defenceless animals makes my blood run cold and makes me cry. People starving, stories of genocide, the inhumanity of man to man make me despair. There is one thing guaranteed to make me cry unconsolably – cruelty to children. I will never understand what goes on in the mind of men and women who purposely abuse, maim and kill children. These crimes against children are the most abhorrent actions that anyone can commit and anyone guilty of such actions has no right to call themselves human.
Other than that “I’m dead ‘ard me”!