My eyes are still watery from cutting up an onion at lunchtime, hence my blog post title today. :) I love the taste of cooked onions, but I hate cutting them up and smelling like them, and I certainly hate crying over them!
Something I don’t mind crying over is a really good book. In my job, I obviously read a lot of Christian romance. And it’s hard for me to read just for fun anymore. I have trouble turning off editor mode to simply enjoy a book without looking for ways to improve it. So it takes a really touching, extremely well written story to get me so caught up that I shed some tears over it. When a Heartsong is so good that it makes me cry, I know it’s one of our best, and I try to make sure to let the author know. I consider my tears over a book a very high compliment, and I hope the author does, too. LOL.
So, what is it about a great story that can make us cry? For me, it’s how well the characters are written. I have to truly connect with a realistic, well developed character for me to care enough to shed any tears—happy or sad—over the events and emotions he/she is going through.
What makes you cry over a book? What’s the last great book you read that made you cry?
Here’s a pic of little one who has made me cry many happy tears just watching her grow and develop. She’s 18 months old today! This is Jodi re-enacting library story time with her baby dolls. This is her new favorite activity--lining them up and "reading" to them.