Saturday, November 21, 2009

I am such a cry baby or sentimental fool

I am such a cry baby or sentimental fool. Your pick.

Hubby was home all day yesterday, due to down pouring rain. He decided he was going to watch "The Patriot" on his big T.V..

I was hanging pics and things on the kitchen walls and started some super cleaning. I cleaned the frig, stove and microwave inside and out. Dusted and washed everything.

I was in my element, humming to myself and brain on overload.

Occasionally, I would here the movie. I've seen it soo many times, I knew exactly where the movie was at and who was talking. I tried to ignore it and keep up with my work, but I kept finding myself listening.

I knew it was coming, I tried to steel myself from it.
I was even finding excuses to get further from the sound.
I thought I had timed it perfectly.
I come out of the farthest room, thinking I was coming out on the next scene.
I came out right at the moment I was trying to avoid.

This scene gets me every time.
(sorry it's not a video, I have dial-up. Although I don't think I could handle watching it or hearing it again.)

At the moment this little girl decides to cry to her chest caves, my breathe is caught in my throat (resulting in instant lump, that last well past the scene) and the tears start to flow. At least a two tissue moment.

No matter how hard I try I can't make it past this scene without tearing up.

Does this happen to you?

If so, What movie and scene really gets your tears going, no matter how many times you watch it?


John said... [Reply to comment]

The last two words of Shawshank Redemption. I guess you need to watch it as many times as I have to know exactly what it means to "Red" when he says, "I hope."

Menopausal New Mom said... [Reply to comment]

I am such a cry baby that I've actually teared up during commercials! Makes you wonder what trauma I must have been exposed to as a child to be such a crybaby! Thankfully, whatever it was, I must have blocked it out Lol!

Smileyfreak said... [Reply to comment]

My friend always cries at 'The Notebook' :) It's a brilliant movie and well worth a watch if you haven't seen it before :)

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

If I had to list movies that make me cry...we'd be here until doomsday and then some! I'm a total wuss. I too, cry at some commercials. Like those humane society ones, I have to change the channel! My family just knows to load up on tissues if there's a possibility of tears. Once, when the kids were little, we were watching Monsters, Inc and when they say goodbye to Boo, I started bawling. My then 8 yr old son looked at me and said "You know it's just a cartoon, right?". That sums up my families feelings on my emotions.


Heather said... [Reply to comment]

John...I think Shawshank Redemption is every man's favorite.

Menopausal...Oh yeah, back in the 80's the kodak commercials were the worst for me.

Smileyfreak...LOVE The Notebook!!

Spot...That boy of yours is a tough one!

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

Technically, I didn't "watch" the ending. I just stared at the movie theater's tiled ceiling (it's really pretty) while the tears STILL flowed down my cheeks. Marley & Me. I will NEVER watch that again. Children and animals, gets me every time.

Thanks Heather, now I don't feel like such a wimp. Glad to know I'm not alone. :-)

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Angelia...Yup that was a tear jerker! I don't think I could watch it again either! Your never alone!!

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

I'm whizzing past everyone's comments so it doesn't cloud my thoughts.

I totally get the lump-in-the-throat moments! Lately, it's whenever I watch Brothers & Sisters on Sunday nights on ABC. Sally Fields looks a little like my mom (who died in 2000) and she's so passionate on that ANY emotional scene, I'd border on losing it. Now, Calista Flockhart's character (Kitty) has cancer...which is what Mom that's pushed me right over the edge. Any scenes w/the two together? Forgetaboutit. I'm so gone...I can't even breathe.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Kathryn...I totally get why you watch it, but that has to be torture!

I used to love watching that show, back when we had 2 tv's. I miss watching it, but now I'm not so sure! Kitty with cancer! NOOOOO!