I cried the whole last half of last Sunday's episode of Downton Abbey. If you follow the series 3rd season, you know why. But me crying over a tv show or a movie is more of a rule than an exception. And I don't only cry for sad stories, I cry for the happy ones too.
For example, Oscar night is usually a cry fest for me. I start crying when someone cries happy tears or if they're just sooo happy. I remember as a kid, when Anna Paquin won an Oscar, I cried so much that I scared my dog, poor puppy. I cried at the movie theater during all three parts of Lord of the Ring trilogy. Most recently, I cried during the Hunger Games. I watched it again on dvd the other day...and I cried again.
I don't know why I'm this emotional when it comes to fiction, but I think it's the visual part, since I rarely cry when I read a book. I've never been a complete cry baby in real life, with the exception of weddings and funerals. I cry happy tears at weddings, if I know the couple well, but also if it's just such a lovely wedding. Embarrassingly, I cry at funerals even if I've never met the deceased person. I think it's just the atmosphere, the sadness is so overwhelming. Tears already form in my eyes if I think of something really happy or really sad.
I also laugh uncontrollably. I just can't stop sometimes, I laugh so much I get tears in my eyes. It has gotten me removed from class at school a couple of times and I've gotten several weird looks in my life time. Laughing is contagious, and I get affected really easily. I tell bad jokes and I never seem to be able to finish them, because usually I start laughing myself half way through. I've heard many times I have a weird sense of humor, but I'm okay with that. I don't laugh at other people, I laugh with them...or by myself in some cases :) Sometimes a funny memory makes me chuckle while I'm sitting on the bus - alone. I think husband says I'm at times borderline hysterical when I start laughing at something. But I swear, it's *that* funny :)
I often wish I wasn't so emotional. I think in this day and age it's the people that can keep their cool that do well. I'm a very see through person, I can't even imagine lying to anyone, I'd probably confess before I'd finish the sentence. I get hurt easily when I find out someone has lied to me or spoken ill things of me. I get upset, when I for example hear what lies Romney spills out. I hate injustice, it infuriates me to tears at times.
I sometimes wish I didn't care so much. Caring just a little bit less would do just fine.
But I'm extremely glad that I'm such a caring and happy person. I know I'm exceedingly silly, but at least husband never complains I'm boring, although I'm sure he thinks I talk too much :) I'm not an emotional roller coaster though, I'm just plain emotional. The funny thing is that while I was pregnant, I was less emotional! Things didn't bother me as much, really, nothing bothered me, I was just blissfully happy. Maybe it was because my pregnancy was such a complicated one, that the smaller annoying things in my life lost their meaning. I was just focusing on the happiest surprise I've ever had :)
Anyone else feel like they're equally emotional? How do you keep yourselves in check? :)
Yup, that sums me up pretty nicely:)
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