Georgia Okeefe’s home in Abiquiu, NM
In August I wrote about Rose-Lynn Fisher, an artist who studies tears under her microscope. Today I will continue this discussion.
How many times have you repressed your tears? And why? Were you trying to hide your emotions from those around you or perhaps yourself? Was this an example your family set for you? Were you taught to repress your emotions? How comfortable are you with crying? Did you know crying improves your physical and mental health?
Studies now reveal that crying releases stress, and unrelieved stress can hasten heart disease, kill brain cells, and has been linked to early onset of Alzheimer’s. So the next time you feel like crying, do it. If the tears don’t come, watch a sad movie and let the tears flow. Crying helps us survive and keeps us mentally healthy.
Letting it all hang out,