M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (the asterisks don't mean a thing and were just added for drama) and this weekly sitcom revolved around the lives of medical personnel assigned to a military unit in South Korea during the Korean war.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, last month in fact, I had this curious experience. Upon watching the play Tuesdays with Morrie, I did not shed a single tear, whereas most of those I
talked to said they were so touched by the play, or by the book, that they cried buckets or at least enough to soak one or two sheets of Kleenex.
And I thought, is something wrong with me? Has some unnamed door inside been shut and the key thrown away? Why was I unmoved by that supposedly moving story? Wasn't I the girl who would tear up at the slightest hint of mush?
Once upon a day, Doc Remo sends an email. I will be hosting The Blog Rounds this October! And so it came to be, that I thought to ask the other MD webloggers, what are their experiences with this phenomenon of tears.
So to all TBR participants, the topic for the next virtual rounds is all about about stuff that make you cry. Huhuhu. It's kind of a wide-narrow topic and here are some guide questions. You can choose any or a combination of any of the following trigger questions. All these questions are followed by "Please elaborate."
* What makes you cry? (person, place or thing?)
* What situations make you cry? Or want to cry? And why?
* Is it macho for grown men to cry? Do you think men who cry are sissies?
* When was the last time you had a good cry?
* Are you one of those people who do not or cannot cry?
* What do you think of people who cry in public?
* Do you remember a scene or situation involving another person that made you cry?
* Do you remember a scene or situation involving yourself that made you cry? Or made somebody else cry?
* Should doctors cry? Should doctors let patients see them crying?
* Do movies make you cry? Which movies/tv shows/books/ stories made you cry buckets? And why?
* How do you handle crying children? Crying adults?
* What kinds of food make you cry?
* What can you say about sadness without tears? Is it possible to be very sad or mad and not be teary?
* If you can think of anymore topics involving crying, that would be fine, too.
In short, any essay, short story, poem, song, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, any art form involving tears or teardrops are welcome. The more assorted the submissions the merrier. Hope you still remember the guidelines!
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