What should I blog about today. How about the fact that MY EYES DRY OUT a lot at work. Dry winter air combined with whatever dust the vents pump out, and my eyes hurt. And those bottles of eye drops get expensive, especially when they are so small that they find their way into my washer & dryer.
My solution: YOUTUBE. Here are some videos that might get your eyes watering like mine do-- but mine in a totally masculine way, of course.
This classic I've loved for years. Paul Potts was surprising and inspirational when this quiet, shy man burst forth with a powerful operatic voice.
One of the most powerful documentaries I've ever watched was Ken Burns' mini-series The War. The most moving parts was combining a montage from World War II battles over the beautiful song American Anthem by Norha Jones. Warning: real footage.
This compilation of people hearing sound for the first time is inspirational and emotional throughout. I have selected a baby hearing his parents for the first time. What an awesome moment that must me.
If inspirational videos don't moisten your eyes, perhaps one of the two saddest movie death scenes I know might move you to tears. Here's one from 1979-- The Champ starring Jon Voight and young Ricky Schroeder.
Probably the saddest movie I can think of was the made-for-TV movie Brian's Song, about the friendship that grew from two opposites, Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears. As Brian (James Caan) struggled with cancer, Gale (Billy Dee Williams) gave this moving speech.
I hope you have been moved by some of these videos, and forgive me for the humorous premise of dry eyes. Never be afraid to let yourself feel when you see and hear moments in your life. It's all part of the experience, and the most valuable part, I think. ~Brian
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