The American Cry Versus the Korean Cry

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

When Americans cry, there is but a quiet lone drop. The eyes get red, the face is solemn and the tears streak the face. It's a beautifully contrained emotion.

The Korean cry requires the face to scrunch up like the tied stem end of a balloon, the cheeks must have miniature earthquakes and when the force of the emotion becomes too strong, the tears explode from the eyes, a strong primal wave emulates from the mouth, hands turn into fists that try to obliterate the ground in which we walk, the messenger from initated the pain, and even the brain where these thoughts reside- the person becomes lost to the emotion.

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