Why Were You Crying?

by • 3. May, 2014 • All, Culture, FeaturedComments (0)5991

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“My life is made up of ‘I’m sorry’. I feel like I have to apologize to people, to things, to life itself. It’s like, ‘I’m sorry to be here’. I don’t want to disturb anyone.” – Yohji Yamamoto

I think people forget that you’re allowed to be sad; that you’re not one happy entity all of the time. People cry. They get upset. They’re sad.

I’ve just never understood how you’re expected to be okay all of the time. And if you’re not – you’re meant to confess what’s wrong and then by some magical uplifting the ‘burden’ has been released, and so you must be fine now because that weight is no longer on your shoulders. Life, although I don’t believe it to be a burden, is hard; it’s difficult and it’s most definitely not always filled with pleasant moments.

I came across a site recently and it records people’s acts of crying in public, and I thought how different and unusual this is. Crying is an intimate act, or so is my opinion anyway and I shy away and hide from people if I’m ever caught crying in someone else’s vicinity. But how queer that people want to share this moment….and then I realized it’s probably better; that you can admit there’s something upsetting you and that there’s nothing wrong with that. That you were caught out in the open, extremely vulnerable and how brave you were in that moment, for letting your emotions free.

You’re allowed to be upset.

Post by Fia Yaqub, fiayaqub.com

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