Are you crying?

I listened to Smoke Gets in Your Eyes last night and have had an earworm all day, “They asked me how I knew My true love was true, I of course replied Something here inside cannot be denied. They said, “Someday you’ll find all who love are blind” When your heart’s on fire, You must realize, smoke gets in your eyes”, another verse ends with my favorite, which is, “When a lovely flame dies, smoke gets in your eyes… I have found that to be true in my own life.

I kept trying to think what I needed to say about “smoke gets in your eyes” and of course a lot of things came to mind, lost love, unrequited love, even death, but since nothing really gelled in my mind I figured it must just be a personal thing for me and maybe for you too, so I decided to listen to a little song named “Smile”, written by Charlie Chaplin! The first verse says Smile though your heart is aching, Smile even though it’s breaking, When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by, If you smile through your fear and sorrow, Smile and maybe tomorrow, You’ll see the sun come shining through for you, if you’ll just smile.

Then there is the old song from back in the day “The Tears of a Clown”, and I can hear old Smokey Robinson singing it as I write, ” Now there’s some sad things known to man But ain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clown when there’s no one around, oh yeah.”

But there is one song we used to sing that makes me feel good, “Often you wonder why tears come into your eyes, and burdens seem to be much more than you can stand, But God is standing near, He sees your falling tears, Tears are a language that God understands.”  When there are no words that can be verbalized you know that God sees your heart and knows exactly what is going on within you. Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; Psalm 126:5 They who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Revelation 21:4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Let me end with this promise, Psalm 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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4 Responses to Are you crying?

  1. PegJean says:

    The only one of my Mom’s sisters I had the opportunity to bond with in childhood died today. She was loving and nurturing. She moved her family up to Chicago when we were growing families. They were there a couple years. She had one last daughter after they left us in Chicago and came back to Georgia. She passed away today, on her last child’s birthday.

    Smoke has been in my eyes all day.

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  2. Vicki Melton says:

    I cried for a few weeks over what may have been. Now, what may be is in the hands of God. I now smile and look forward to the bear hugs…

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