When I was a kid, I had a reputation for being “tender-hearted” and “sensitive.” I just knew I felt things deeply, things both happy and sad. When something moved me, tears would often come to my eyes.
I got teased about that. Nobody wants to be called a “crybaby”. So I tried to internalize a lot of my emotions, not always very successfully.
Well, I am a great deal older, with a bit more callous on my skin. But I still find myself moved by certain songs, certain images, certain words. When I saw Paris for the first time, I found tears filling my eyes. And I certainly wasn’t sad.
Mr. Armitage with his amazing talent has the ability to do just that–to make me feel deeply, to stir emotions and move me to tears. And I don’t think that is a bad thing at all.
I ran across this quote by actress/musician Zooey Deschanel and just had to share it with you, along with some photos of other things that I allow myself to truly be affected by.
A person, place or moment of beauty is a joy forever . . .