Currently trending on Twitter (in the UK) is this:
“I cried when”
I don’t typically cry. For something to invoke it, whatever it is it is rare. I’ll admit, it’s not good. It’s not good because it makes you look like you don’t care, when you just have your own way of dealing with whatever has happened, or generally filled with apathy when you really don’t. When seeing my girlfriend head off on her train until our next meetup, or watching her on the platform looking as though she’s cracked even though I told her NO SAD, although for the next 10 minutes I’m teetering on the edge of doing so myself. The journey back from meeting her is hard. Three hours of travel by train, to the place we met up, and declared our love for each other, in Birmingham, in a hotel room in the Holiday Inn on Smallbrook Queensway. It’s for this reason being in Birmingham is symbolic for me, because it’s a reminder of the start of our lifelong journey, one we started right after watching How To Train Your Dragon.
Anyway, the crux is that to not cry is to simply disguise your true feelings for fear of embarrassment, fear of “cred loss” and the rubbing out of your “manliness”, when it does not do any of those, but it does not mean you don’t care either. I just don’t want to bother the random person sitting next to me, can you imagine how awkward that would be?
All this said, watching Roo cry in the Tigger Movie does indeed go some way to invoking the usually watertight seal in to leaking just a tiny bit. Anyone who doesn’t has a heart filled with tar, has an occasional hack, and can usually be found doing evil somewhere, or they’re just disguising their true feelings again. Roo is just too sweet and innocent to not feel slightly sorry for. <3 Roo
…especially my girlfriend, who has to put up with my persistent Eeyore-esque grumpiness on occasion, and my burning desire to explore when I’m out and about.
Ok, now I’m here, I don’t know what point I was trying to make. Oh well.
Edit: The Tumblr Mobile App is rubbish. It vanished the last two paragraphs in blog view, but they appeared fine when I went to edit it! Blagh!