How ironic it is that it seems to be okay for women to cry, but it is not okay for men to cry. I say ironic because in my family, I am the one who wears my heart on my sleeve. My wife will not attend meetings because she says, “all I will do is sit there and cry”! I cry or tear up when I hear Taps played at a veteran’s funeral. I cry when there is a happy ending to a film. I cry when I hear the “Star Spangled Banner” sung. I cry when I think too much about the addict…

 

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