I’ve never been one to hide my emotions. In fact, I find my emotions in particular to be very strong. I don’t like hiding them. I think that it’s really important to know how you feel and to share how you feel with other people if you need to. With that being said, there are several things that make me cry. I am a huge cry baby. I’ve cried over The Pursuit of Happyness trailer. Hell, watching Kung Fu Panda 2 makes me cry. It’s because tears produce in response to a strong emotion you may experience from stress, pleasure, anger, sadness and suffering to indeed, physical pain.
My most favorite fiction books have made me cry. And even for me, the huge crybaby, it’s hard for me tear up over literature. But that’s how I know they’re true, genuine pieces of art. I mean, think about it. It means the author has done their job hasn’t it? You’re invested in their stories, you’re moving in sync with the characters. It’s writing that can totally captivate you, something so powerful it causes you to feel from something deeper. Something so impressive, it physically evokes something out of you. I crave powerful writing, I crave something that connects with me on a human, emotional level.
That’s definitely one of my goals as a writer. I want the reader to be invested in my story, to start having feelings toward the characters like they would other human beings. Someday, I want someone to cry because they’ve read my writing.
Also, here are some songs to cry to:
- Let It Fall – Lykke Li
- Idfc – Blackbear
- Trouble – Coldplay
- Black Beauty – Lana Del Rey
- Porcelain – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Anything by Adele
- Dia De Enero – Shakira
- All Falls Down – Kanye West
- Anything from Ed Sheeran’s “+”
- album Between The Bars – Elliot Smith