Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pass the tissues, please.

What makes me cry reading a book or viewing a film?
When a character I've come to care about dies. I can't help it.
My husband is a Marine veteran in an honor guard that serves at veteran funerals. When the bugler plays taps, my waterworks turn on.
I'm not afraid of death. I just feel so sad about the passing.


  1. I know just what you mean. I cry like mad at all those sad death scenes in books and films, oh my goodness don't mention Bambi's Mother!!

  2. I know what you mean about a bugler playing taps, Ana. At the Menin Gate in Ypres in Belgium there is a ceremony every night at 8pm when 4 buglers play the Last Post. I've been several times, and every time it reduces me to tears.

  3. Funerals do it for me every time. I could walk into a stranger's funeral and still cry if even I don't know the person.

    Characters in books and movies dying does it to me, too.