Monday, 25 June 2012

Word Of The Day. day 19 Tears


I went to a conference a few years ago where one of the guest speakers was a young lady with Autism.  She spoke about her understanding or misunderstanding around tears.  As she had little empathy of others emotions she could not pick up on physical cues or body language around what she perceived as 'water coming out of someones eyes.'  She had been taught this happens when people are sad but also when people are happy.  I was always moved by this inability to grasp human emotion but could also feel a connection with often crying but not being able to understand 'why.'

Tears....
of joy, laughter, happiness, relief.
Tears,
of anger, sadness, frustration, grief.
Tears,
from a winner, loser, woman, man,
Tears,
of strength, not weakness, just who I am.

Jackie





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