Tears have always come quick for me whether I'm watching a sappy movie, listening to an orchestral work that's particularly sweeping, or reading a moving piece of poetry. But SERIOUSLY you guys, since I became a mom my emotional range has reached a whole new level. Like, I cry when that "Main Street Isn't Main Street Anymore" song comes on during the Cars soundtrack. It's a little much. But I figure as long as I explain to my daughter that crying can be cathartic, that the beauty of life often lies in every moment's impermanence, and that crying is healthier than stoicism, I won't be scarring her forever. Whatever. She gets it. And it's in that spirit I present to you the most tear-stained books in my house, all of which are favourites of both me and my daughter, which tells you right there it's okay to cry.
As tough/impossible as it is to get through some of these without my voice breaking, I recommend every one on the list! Did I miss a goodie that makes you well up or is one of these your favourite, too? I want to hear from you and am always into expanding my collection of cathartic reads so keep in touch.