16 October 2008

cry, baby, cry.

it is my considered opinion that sometimes, not often, just sometimes, you are in desperate need of some good, old fashioned, cathartic crying. maybe a semi-annual cry-out. if you don't, you might find yourself emotionally clogged and disastrous things can happen.

maybe you disagree with my crying-is-cheaper-than-a-shrink theory, but maybe someday you will see that, as with pretty much everything else, i'm right. whether you're ready for it now, or need it in about 6 months, this post will be here for you (unless google goes up in flames). i think i'll be due for a good sob in about 3 months, so i'll definitely not be deleting this post. these are scenes from movies you should watch; unless you're a total robot they will make you cry like a baby.

1. blood diamonds (peace, mom, i saw it edited.)
Solomon Vandy: [trying to talk the gun out of his kidnapped, warped son's hands, trying to jug his memory to better days] Dia, What are you doing? Dia! Look at me, look at me. What are you doing? You are Dia Vendy, of the proud Mende tribe. You are a good boy who loves soccer and school. Your mother loves you so much. She waits by the fire making plantains, and red palm oil stew with your sister N'Yanda and the new baby. The cows wait for you. And Babu, the wild dog who minds no one but you. I know they made you do bad things, but you are not a bad boy. I am your father who loves you. And you will come home with me and be my son again.

2. finding neverland
J.M. Barrie: [discussing Sylvia's reluctance to accept her illness] They can see it, you know. You can't go on just pretending.
Sylvia Llewelyn Davies: Just pretending? You brought pretending into this family, James. You showed us we can change things by simply believing them to be different.
J.M. Barrie: A lot of things, Sylvia. Not everything.
Sylvia Llewelyn Davies: But the things that matter. We've pretended for some time now that you're a part of this family, haven't we? You've come to mean so much to us all that now, it doesn't matter if it's true. And even if it isn't true, even if that can never be... I need to go on pretending... until the end... with you.

3. free willy
Jesse: I love you, Willy.

(just kidding)

happy crying!


liNdsEYloO said...

another good one is a classic: (insert rain pour and tragic music)let me not to the marraige of true minds admit impediments; love is not love which alters when it alterations finds, or bends with the remover to remove. oh no, it is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken...willoughby! willoughby!!

Margaret said...

Sometimes you need a laugh too Merzy. The parentals are visiting and they brought Sleeping Beauty. My mom and I can still picture you as a little gal saying..."You pour simple fools...thinking you could defeat me, me, the mistress (with a lisp) of all evil...well here's your precious princess (again with a lisp.)"

byers babes said...

You are hilarious. Seriously. One of the funniest, wittiest people I've ever known. The free willy comment sent me rolling on the floor. I'm literally typing while laying on the ground laughing, just hoping I'm hitting the right keys.