As free as a little bird
Crying is like pooing, if you don’t do it regularly, it really hurts.
I learned this from Ricky Gervais of all people on when he was on Desert Island Discs. One of the songs he chose, he chose because it made him cry. I didn’t get it at all, I was baffled. Why would he want to make himself cry, especially when he was stuck on a desert island? Then I realised, he is comfortable with all his emotions, not just the happy ones and I became sad because I realised that I was not like that but wished that I could be.
I’m not sure quite how it happened, gradually, I guess, by not changing the station when a sad song came on or switching channels when a movie made me want to cry, and slowly I started to feel comfortable with more of me, feel fuller as a person.
Lee hall puts it much better in his fantastic and heartbreaking radio play about faith, love and death Spoonface Steinberg. I made a little clip of the first two minutes. It says what I feel better than I ever could.
the saddest things fill you up. like, in a big way and you feel so full as in no happiness can bring such.
This entry was posted on 12.05.15 by Kyle. It was filed under love, musings, writing, you tube and was tagged with Crying, Death, desert island discs, Faith, lee hall, love, pooing, ricky gervais, spoonface steinberg.