Sunday, November 30, 2008


I wonder if anybody has ever bothered to calculate how many tears the average person sheds in their lifetime?
I guess it would be an impossible task . 
And say if you really could calculate a Lifetime's Tears, would you count the tears you've shed at movies, or when you've sung the National Anthem, or when you watched a Gay Pride Parade? Are they Real Tears anyway?
For almost my entire life there are two things that always make me Cry Like Clockwork - 1. pictures of Jackie Kennedy at President Kennedy's funeral. 2. Watching our annual Anzac Day March of War Veterans on TV.
I can also get a big Tear-Up if I listen to Martin Luther King's, 'I have a Dream' speech. 
 Oh, & I just remembered The Mother of All Tear-Making Speeches - Churchill's wartime, 'We will never surrender' speech. I'm now crying as I'm typing, just at the thought of it.
Birthdays, or more specifically, My Birthday has always had a Tear Component. I remember when I cried at school on my sixth birthday, a Horrible Nun said to me, 'Dear, if you cry on your birthday, you cry for the rest of the year'. 
Thanks, Sister Arsehole. That wonderful Gem of Wisdom really helped.

Hope you like my artwork.


Janet said...

Love the Artwork!!!

Della Street Dreaming said...

thank you, Janavi!

Sheila said...

Your artwork is marvelous! I love the Van Gogh-ish look of the sky.

Is it your birthday?

I cry at the drop of a hat, at everything: movies, TV commercials, books, even thinking about something sad or someone who died years ago.

Jane said...

The artwork is fantastic. It has inspired me to plan a writing workshop around artwork.

Della Street Dreaming said...

Van Gogh you say, Sheila. Thank you!
Jane - what a great idea for a writing workshop. I'd love you to use any of my artwork!

see you there! said...

Wonderful work, the colors are lucious.

If Jane plans a writers workshop I want to go. Shall we?


Cherryred said...

This is really beautiful. A passage in the Bible says that God collects our tears and saves them up. I think thats such a touching thought, its what this picture makes me think of.

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