I never saw a man cry until I saw ex Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's quivering lip after he lost an election. Ex Prime Minister Bob Hawke crying on tv when talking about his daughter's drug addiction was remarkable. He cried again when China slaughtered its own people in Tiananmen Square.
My father never cried. That was how it was back then. How curious that suddenly men started crying, in public. Isn't crying kind of involuntary?
Mother told me the only time she saw Step Father cry was about a month before his death when Sister wrote to him a moving kind of thank you letter. He was angry that he was dying and angry that Sister wrote such a letter that made him cry, yet thorugh his tears, he knew that all the effort he had made for my brothers and sister over the years were appreciated.
A couple of days ago the fire chief in New South Wales broke up on air when talking about the fire fighters at his command.
I am not critical of blokes crying in public, but I just wonder how in years past they never cried. I can cry at the drop of a hat and often tear up when watching the news.
Men, who can understand them.