Big Boys Don't Cry!  

macker1965 60M/42F
851 posts
1/28/2006 1:51 pm

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Big Boys Don't Cry!

Have been listening to some CDs I haven't listened to in a while. John Lennon's 'Imagine', Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' and Jackson Browne's 'Late For The Sky'. Brought back some memories, mostly good, but some sad. Reminded me of some of those moments in my life when I've wept. And yes I know; Big Boys Don't Cry!!

When I was 12 years old I went to a Boarding School. The first year wasn't too bad because my older brother was there too. But the second year I was on my own and I was homesick. My mum was in hospital and I was let out to see her. I begged her to let me come home and I cried. That was probably one of the worst years of my life!

My mum died three years ago. When I got the phone call I cried uncontollably. When I was standing at the grave a couple of days after the funeral with my girls, my youngest looked up at me and saw the tears, she put her arm around me and asked me if I was o.k. She saw me cry & it was good; I'd never seen my parents cry and I wish I had!

A couple of months later my best friend died suddenly. I called to the house and spent some time with his wife and kids. When I got home I cried and remembered all the good times we'd had together. I spent the evening on my own and listened to Jackson Browne's 'Late For The Sky' all night. Don't know why but it seemed to comfort me; strange because it's a pretty melancholy sort of album.

Big Boys Don't Cry. We're too macho, too hard, we shouldn't show our feelings. I know that! But sometimes, just sometimes, Big Boys do Cry; and you know what, it's good to cry every now and then.

Sorry folks; just feeling a little melancholy tonight. Just doing a kind of 'Dear Diary' thing!

lol Macker

silkysmoothlegs3 105F

1/29/2006 1:15 pm

Hugz you close
holds u tight
your allowed to cry baby

mm0206 69F
7767 posts
2/17/2006 8:01 pm

There seems to be nothing a woman can do when she sees a man crying....except hold him and show him what strength we have that can be shared

I am sorry for your loss Macker
......tender hugs.....m.

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