As I sit and ponder what is surely going to be one of the greatest losses in my life thus far, I can feel an immense and intense poignancy taking me over. As this feeling washes over me, I can feel the tears starting to well up in my eyes. This leads me to my next thought.....Why is it that our emotions are connected to our tear ducts?
Returning my attention to thoughts of my upcoming heartache, I can actually feel a tightening in my chest. My heart is actually aching. So now I'm thinking: not only is emotion linked to the tear ducts, but it is also linked to that oval-shaped, life-sustaining organ that beats within my chest. When I feel sadness, it feels pain.
Lost in my own 'moment of extraordinary poignancy', I know that if I allow myself, I will fall into the abyss of a depression so deep, I may never be able to find my way out. So I fight back those tears that are trying so hard to force their way through the barrier of my eyes and pour down my cheeks. And I take a few deep breaths, hoping to fight off the pain that has found its way to my heart, where it gently caresses my precious organ deceivingly, holding it prisoner. But, despite all my efforts, I know that eventually the pain and the sadness will win. Leading me to my next question.....For how long will my poignant feelings take me over.