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The problem with crying jags... - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 17th, 2007
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The problem with crying jags...
Are the sinus headaches that follow. :p


And what was I crying about, pray tell? Family tragedy? A friend's pain? The injustice in the world?


No. I read a book.


More correctly, I RE-read a book. I do not remember crying so much over Lois McMaster Bujold's Curse of Chalion the first time I read it, but now I have read The Paladin of Sould and that makes quite a difference.



The last three pages were so hearbreakingly beautiful I cried... well, I cried like my heart was broken, actually. Those last pages are not sad, they are painfully hopeful. Why is hope so painful sometimes?


And, now my head hurts. There is the possiblity that my subconscious took this opportunity to vent some of the stress and grief I feel over my work situation in the only way my conscious mind would let me, but those last three pages are truely just very moving.

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From:darkgaze2002
Date:April 18th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
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I hate when that happens. I don't seem to get as emotional over real people as I do about fictious ones. go fig. oh, yeah. I really hate the sinus headache that happens afterward. *hug*
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From:solan_t
Date:April 18th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
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I think it's because we know more about the fictional characters, since the author tells us all we need to know. Real people is more guesswork.
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From:affreca
Date:April 18th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
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Hug. I love reading Bujold. When I first started reading her books, I loved reading about active, bouncy Miles. Now that I'm older, I love her world wearing female characters. And I love watching how they pick themselves up and do something. If I could only be half that strong and wise.
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From:solan_t
Date:April 18th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yes, exactly! But I still love reading smart-mouthed Miles.
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From:hypatia42
Date:April 18th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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In my experience there is nothing more heart wrenchingly grief filled than hope.
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From:oldwolf
Date:April 18th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
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HUGS!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 18th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
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That is absolutely one of her best books, ever.

I know what you mean, too, about pouring other things into whatever started a cry in the first place. I used to do that consciously and on purpose -- it was one way to clean out old garbage.
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