Charming Lamb commented she spent many runs with tears streaming down her face, hoping passersby would think it was sweat. It made me think of this depressing song about the end of the world: 'I'm dancing with tears in my eyes,' only then it would be: 'I'm rúnning with tears in my eyes.'
I must admit I've never run crying, but maybe I should! You know, just to try something new once in a while. I'm just worried that people will see I'm not sweating but crying, because I'm not a pretty crier.
Not for me the gentle pouring down of tears. My face crumples up, gets all red and my mouth draws in this gaping rectangle. Then again, I'm not a pretty runner either. My face crumples up from exertion, gets all red and my mouth draws in this gaping rectangle. So who would know the difference?
Besides: why do I care so much that people see me crying? I suppose I don't want them to know I'm vulnerable; I prefer to keep up a good front. Then again, a good cry relieves a lot of tension, just like running. So maybe when I do them both at the same time I'll become all mellow yellow.
So maybe I wíll run crying sometime, just to see what it feels like.
Now if only I can find someone to make me cry...
Hmm, I know! I'll just start a conversation with one of Jans teachers at school!