There are tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. Tears of pain and tears of emptiness. Tears with laughter, and tears in the rain. Tears from beauty, and tears of loss. Every emotion that we can feel has a different tear associated with it.

Tears are an outward expression of our emotions, just as a smile can be. They are the pressure release valve on our inner turmoil.

Drop for drop, tears shed in solitude release less emotion than those in the comforting arms of others. At times, it seems they add to it rather than ease it.