wikipedia says that tears are: secretions that clean and lubricate the eyes. Lacrimation or lachrymation (from Latin lacrima, meaning "tear") is the production or shedding of tears.
Strong emotions such as sorrow or elation, awe, pleasure, irritation of the eyes, laughing, and yawning may lead to an increased production of tears, or crying.
all my life (19 years, 9 months & 7 days), there are only three HAPPY occasions where i don't know what came over me, but i had to let go of a good sobs from my heart :')
one, upon receiving my UPSR result. i was 12 and it was a big deal for me at the time. i cried so much that i wasn't able to speak clearly and there was mucus in my throat.
|yes. probably looked like that =.=|
growing up, i realized, they must have been tears of joy.
second occasion was at my sister's wedding. i was happy all day (it's a joyous event now, wedding, isn't it?) but come evening when the number of guests slowly subsided, i went inside my room and suddenly had an urgent need to cry.
my other sister came to me (i'm the youngest so all of them are older than me) and upon seeing me crying, she asked:
"Whatever is the matter?" (oke, she didn't say it like that. in Malay of course)
and then i said to her i suddenly feel that i didn't want our married sister to be married. now she'll be gone from our life.
she smiled, hugged me and said:
"It's a part of growing up. We'll go through that process too. It's going to be okay."
and when i grew up a little bit more, i came to know that everyone cries at weddings! :')
the third occasion happened recently - my niece aqiqah (sacrifice of a farm animal on the occasion of a child's birth. usually goats or cows.)
when my father holds hid granddaughter in his arms and people start to cut some parts of her hair while selawat was in the air, i saw Ayah and his face was so happy. his and my mom's world is complete with Amni (my niece). i couldn't help but to shed some tears (fighting back tears too while writing this T___T)
|little Dariah Amni <3 :')|