I never know what to do when people begin to cry. I feel helpless. I hold them a little and say 'I'm sorry', though its not my fault, because its all I can think of. I murmur endearments and offer glasses of water. To be honest with you, though I hope I am being some comfort, I wish I was elsewhere.
One day, everyone in the office was crying. I can't remember why. I was the only one who wasn't crying, and I felt insensitive as well as useless, helpless etc. I felt, not to put too fine a point on it, embarrassed and I was ashamed of myself for feeling that way. I don't know why I find emotions 'messy', and sometimes I think I've kept a lid on mine so hard that I've forgotten how to 'feel' properly.
I told a friend about my uselessness in tearful situations once:
'I don't know what to do when people cry at me!' and he said...
Wait for it....
'Give them a tissue.'
Today's pic: getting the hang of the new camera, but still have to read the manual properly.
Today's status: bushed. 13 hour work day.
Acknowledgement: Grant. Sorry, still no bunnies.