Fighting Through The Tears

Fighting Through The Tears

When we were born, the first thing we did was cry. We came out looking for food and then used our tears to control our parents to give us what we want; be it changed a diaper, a bottle, or just plain old attention. As we developed into the men and women that we are today, we now save our tears for the big heartbreaks, pain, and sadness. If you’re like me and you laugh way too hard, then you tend to cry in moments of joy as well. The award-winning poet, Heather Christle, dives into dissecting how crying can …

“Despair Makes Us Fall and a Fall Makes Us Laugh”

“Despair Makes Us Fall and a Fall Makes Us Laugh”

The Crying Book isn’t sad. This New York Times Bestseller explores tears in a very original way; the author doesn’t follow a linear path, but reflects on crying and its origins in small, isolated, almost stanzaic paragraphs. This book is a historical, philosophical, existential probe into who, what, how, and why humans (and animals) cry. Heather Christle draws from historical and personal resources in order to weave together an intimate and educational book. image via amazon   One of the beautiful and poetic ideas the author lands on in the book is that tears don’t necessarily fall. Or they do, …

Reaction Gifs Every Bookworm Needs When a Book Is Eating Your Life

Reaction Gifs Every Bookworm Needs When a Book Is Eating Your Life

Right now I’m reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, and it is ruining me. I can’t stop thinking about it, I’m so engrossed. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book that knows its characters so well, that draws them so exquisitely, the flows so fluidly… Okay, like I definitely have, but very, very rarely. So here’s a list of gifs that I illustrate how much this book is eating my life.    When you’re trying to live your day-to-day life but you can’t stop thinking about the book you’re reading and having flashbacks to particularly effecting scenes, especially the …