What makes me cry : Challenge 25

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Onions. Those mother-truckers never fail to make me weep.

Cutting up fresh chillies, not washing my hands properly and then scratching my eyes. Ouch – my eyeballs are twitching just thinking about this one.

Kids. When I used to watch my kids perform in their primary school assemblies. Not sure they believed the “Durr it’s a dusty hall and my eyes are sensitive” line.

Sport. Watching/hearing human emotion in a sporting arena. I cried when I heard Sebastian Vettel being told by Christian Horner on the radio that he had won his first world championship (Formula 1 for any non-fans), Michael Phelps at the past two Olympics and Mo Farrah winning his Olympic gold. And yes the floodworks were in full swing two weeks ago when Rafa Nadal won the French Open. I think I cried twice during that broadcast, when he won and then when he was being interviewed. Oh dear.Michael Phelps


Love Actually. The scene where the dad and his son go chasing through Heathrow Airport to tell the son’s crush that “she’s the one”. Every time I watch that film I have to get myself ready for that scene. I can feel the other family members watching me as I hide my head under a pillow, sniffing away and trying to convince them “I’m not crying – blimey how many times have I watched this film? I’m not a saddo” – cue the blowing of the nose.

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Les Miserables. The song “Bring him Home”. Speaking to Les Miserables I have to see a performance when I haven’t wept like a baby at the end, and I’ve seen it live five times now. Thank goodness I had an empty bucket of popcorn on my lap when I saw the movie as it was snot city on the third row.

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This is a post for http://www.writesofluid.com blog writing challenge. One blog post a day for all of June.

3 thoughts on “What makes me cry : Challenge 25

    Vera said:
    July 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Oh yes, chillies… especially when you wear contacts… ;^) And my kids get me every time. Well, got me, as they are now in the embarrassed teenager state that has placed a death sentence on my attendance of anything they do or say. Hope I’ll be allowed to cry when they garduate.


      thenorthernscribbler responded:
      July 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Yes I have an embarrassed teenager who makes me cry for different reasons, mostly frustration, anger and torment! Only kidding.

      Graduation? Well I better have a box of tissues available as I will be an emotional wreck too 🙂

      Good luck with the July writing challenge. I’ve decided to do it too.


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