… this is a little embarrassing.
I’m not one to use the SDMB as my Livejournal/Face-spacey page.
But I’ve noticed a trend in myself in the least couple of years that I at first dismissed, but now am sorta of wondering about.
I’m crying more.
I’ve always had a soft spot for certain themes. I will tear up at the end of Miss Saigon and Madame Butterfly, for example. That’s nothing new; it happened when I first saw MB as a 22-year-old.
But over the past couple of years, especially this last year, it’s… weird. I always thought of myself as a typical male, not prone to tears, with the odd and perhaps endearing quirk of being moved by art.
But … I don’t know, in the last month I got a little teary watching a freakin’ music video (Cuando Mr Enamoro, Enrique Iglesias duet with Juan Luis Guerra). I got teary as I was telling my wife about the series finale of Medium; she missed it. I could give other examples if anyone thinks they’re relevant, and I don’t mean to suggest I’m bawling my eyes out on a daily basis, but the inescapable fact remains that I find myself get teary fives times more frequently, let’s say, than I would have ten years ago, with the threshold for that response much lower than it ever was.
What the hell is going on with me? Should I seek out hormone replacement therapy or a psych session with R. Lee Ermy?