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I have cheered up a bit. My cold is almost gone and I've been bug free all week too, and boy has it been gooooood. I've been able to get some sewing done.
I've also (finally) been to the new cinema! Yes, CINEMA! With proper big comfy seats, massive screen, awesome sound... and there were proper cinema go-ers there - people who actually went deathly silent the second the film was about to start! I haven't experienced that in years. So, what did I see?
Oh yes. 2 hours and 40 minutes of awesome. And I think I cried for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes of it. I went through 3 tissues, the quality thick ones too... I dabbed at tears til my cheeks felt raw, I bit my lip, sniffed a lot... by the time it got to this song I gave up and just sobbed openly. (at about 2.20 seconds on that clip) You know what else? I wasn't the only one either. I could actually hear others blubbing too... It was wonderful!
I'm sure it wont be to everyone's taste, the fact that about 90% of it is sung might have something to do with that. I've read loads of reviews of it, and I have to say, I thought Russell Crowe was brilliant. Admittedly, having read reviews I was expecting him to be a bit crap and it wasn't going to bother me; but quite honestly, he was my favourite! Maybe my ears aren't as well tuned as some of those movie critics, but he sounded damn good to me. (I'm a big fan of Mr Jackman but I did notice a few questionable noises from him... so I'm pretty confident my ears work fine!)
I was telling my man all about when I got a phone call, and poor thing was completely bemused... "you cried all through it, and you said you enjoyed it?!" Yes. In fact, "enjoyed" just doesn't quite cover it. I LOVED it. Clearly he thinks I'm daft. Its quite possible he's right, it has been known, but perhaps not in this instance. The phrase exists after all, to 'have a good cry'. A *good* cry.
Apparently 88% of people feel better after crying. I've been reading up on it, apparently emotional tears have a completely different chemical make up to eyes-watering tears - crying actually is your body washing out chemical imbalances; it releases stress, reducing chemicals linked to heart disease, cholesterol, and diabetes. Who'da thunk it?
So in the interest of my health I've been compiling my own compilation weepie; songs and movies that make me bawl. (So much to choose from, I'm such a softie). Such fun! (I know, even as I write I realise how mental I sound...) But you know what? I feel so much better!