Thursday, October 16, 2008

Places to Cry

My good friend got married a few days ago. And at her wedding, I struggled not to get teared up. I told myself that I needed to maintain my tough-guy image, so I couldn't start bawling in the company of so many people that I knew.

But then I started thinking of all the places I have actually cried. Here is a list of some of them, for your convenience:

1. On a bus in Egypt.

2. At the airport.

3. At my sisters' weddings.

4. On the subway.

5. In a public washroom.

6. In prayer.

7. In front of a computer at school.

8. In an elevator.

And I'm sure I've missed some. When I consciously made this list, my previously-held belief about being a tough guy evaporated.

How can I change the world if I'm just another crybaby?

10 comments:

sara said...

hey there's nothing wrong with being a crybaby!

abdul said...

infront of a computer??? do tell more!!

Asmaa said...

Sara, isn't there? Aren't strong people supposed to be calm and collected? Especially in public??

Abdul, once I started bawling in front of a computer at school because I was working on an assignment due that same day, and the computer decided to crash :) It was a stressful time.

TheTruth said...

Endure Patiently..

Green Head said...

Crying in the bus and in a washroom is not understandable.

Asmaa said...

the truth, thanks.

green head, that's your opinion.

zainab said...

the musallah. no better place for tears.

also: aren't tears humbling, ya asmaa? & therefore, necessary for all the great world-changers?

hajera said...

so did you end up crying at the wedding?

Asmaa said...

Humility for those who change the world, yes. but are tears always humbling? no.

No, Hajera. I was too much of a tough guy ;)

Asmaa said...

I have more placed to add now. le sigh.