i tear up easily. if i were a piece of paper, this would demonstrate my weak blend and quality, but i'm a woman so it means it doesn't take a lot for my eyes to align with my emotions and collect salty water. examples:

1. tears in heaven (see video above) played on the radio this morning. rush of "Wow, how miserable is it to lose your child? How painful is it to grow old and experience life's bests, knowing you are not raising your child and sharing those bests with them?" G.D. my heart aches just thinking about how it could feel.

2. barack obama is our president. yes, it's profound... a man with a minority ethnic background is our country's leader...as a minority myself, lots of weight in this. just thinking about all the struggle that came before. centuries worth. it still doesn't get old for me...thinking and appreciating.

3. This scene from Forrest Gump...

Forrest Gump: Will you marry me?
[Jenny turns and looks at him]
Forrest Gump: I'd make a good husband, Jenny.
Jenny Curran: You would, Forrest.
Forrest Gump: ...But you won't marry me.
Jenny Curran: [sadly] ... You don't wanna marry me.
Forrest Gump: Why don't you love me, Jenny?
[Jenny says nothing]
Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is.
4. This scene from StepMom...

Isabel: You know, I never wanted to be a mom. Sharing it with you... that's one thing. It's another to be looking over my shoulder for the next twenty years, knowing someone else would have done it better... someone else would have done it right.
Jackie Harrison: What do you have that I don't?
Isabel: You're Mother Earth, incarnate.
Jackie Harrison: You're... hip, and fresh.
Isabel: You ride with Anna.
Jackie Harrison: You'll learn.
Isabel: You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you... every single second. Don't you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. I'm in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is she'll be thinking, "I wish my mom was here."
Jackie Harrison: And mine is... she won't.
5. Charlotte's Web when Charlotte dies and Wilbur is confused.
Authorjustine lee