August 14, 2010

The Way We Were...

"...Do you allow yourself a little time to cry, or do you close your eyes and kiss it all goodbye...?"





Shirley Horn's "Where Do You Start?"

22 comments:

  1. This is one of the final lines of a song that Shirley Horn perfected on her "Here's To Life" album. Whenever I hear it I immediately think very fondly of the time when a special relationship came to an end and I literally closed my eyes, said it was a good run, kissed it goodbye and slowly moved on.

    And Shirley crooned on...

    "I promise there will always be
    A little place no one will see
    A tiny part within my heart
    That stays in love with you."

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  2. HB of AtlantaAugust 14, 2010

    I allow myself to cry...it's healing.

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  3. ... time to cry of course. I think I like to project that I can move on and everything's OK ... but, you always go back to things and there's always a need to cry a bit over things past.

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  4. Depend on whats going on, although I enjoy a good cry when I have to.

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  5. Some things deserve a little cry and kiss goodbye. Most things just deserve a goodbye, a fond farewell, a polite have-a-nice-life and a THANK YOU Jesus.

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  6. Nora H. of BostonAugust 18, 2010

    I am with Howard, crying is very releasing...

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  7. Tears....and more tears...and ruminations about revenge, definitely. Then years later, nostalgia for the lost love who I suddenly dearly miss and remember fondly. Maybe I'll learn to kiss goodbye someday...

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  8. It is very healing...there's a reason for tears!!

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  9. I do a bit of both. There are times and situations that call for a good ole-fashioned snot dripping cry. And then there are other times when one justs shrugs the shoulders and move on. Crying is cleansing. It allows the bodies to get the negative energy and thoughts out.

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  10. Rand & TuckAugust 20, 2010

    I agree crying is healing..... i do it about four times a year....its a result of my quarterly period.

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  11. I cry all the time- I find it therapeutic. I sometimes cry so hard I burst out laughing.

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  12. I give myself a moment to cry and then I deal with it. All the sobbing in the world won't change any thing, so I let it out then strap up and keep it moving.

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  13. Oh yes, crying is cleansing. My dad was a cryer (sp) and I guess I inherited that trait. Plus having acted for quite some time, we learn how to bring up the tears when necessary. But most times, they (tears) just come...movies, sad times etc. A good friend of mine laughs at me because of this.... LOL

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  14. Cry, cry, cry and then I move on.

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  15. The tears do not come that easy for me anymore. I've accepted the fact that I can only change myself. People and situations I can not change...therefore, I keep it moving!

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  16. LOVE Shirley Horn and this is one of my favorite songs. Like Shirley says...I always allow myself a little time to cry. More people should try it. It's good for the soul.

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  17. I have found that holding it in can make you sick. I was on my way to a serious stroke because I had not let out the pain or lost my temper for over 5 years. The stress started to manifest itself physically and it was not pleasant. I had to learn to let people know how I felt, but in a constructive and sometimes, loving way. Yes, at times I cried but sometimes we cried together and because of it, I was able to strengthen my relationships with some and end relationships with others in a more healthy way.

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  18. LOVE Shirley Horn and this is one of my favorite songs. Like Shirley says...I always allow myself a little time to cry. More people should try it. It's good for the soul.

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  19. Cry, cry, cry and then I move on.

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  20. Nora H. of BostonDecember 30, 2010

    I am with Howard, crying is very releasing...

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