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When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on
Don't let yourself go, 'cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go, (hold on)
When you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on

'Cause everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts. Don't throw your hand. Oh, no. Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone

~ as performed by R.E.M.


~ by Christine Ross in memory of Lucas Christopher Ross 1979 -2001

When the morning sun gets in my eyes
I can almost see your hidden face.
When the evening winds blow fiercely
I feel the strength of your embrace.

When an autumn breeze becomes a whisper
I can almost hear you quietly speak.
When the snow falls from a winter sky
I feel your touch upon my cheek.

When the starlight casts a shadow
I can almost see your spirit drift.
When the rain in summer trickles down
I taste your kiss upon my lips.

When the flowers in the springtime bloom
I can almost smell your faded scent.
But... where the mountains touch the sky
My heart knows the place you went.

2008 - Christine Ross

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for
that which has been your delight.

~Kahlil Gibran

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian

The tears fall,
they're so easy to wipe off onto my sleeve,
but how do I erase the stain from my heart?

~ Unknown

Let your tears come.
Let them water your soul.

~Eileen Mayhew

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away.
Just let it out, my friend.

~Adabella Radici

I heard the teardrop hit my pillow
before I even knew I was crying.

~Amborella Oltre

What soap is for the body,
tears are for the soul.

~Jewish Proverb

It is such a secret place,
the land of tears.

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

"Tears are often the telescope
by which men see far into heaven."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

"I love walking in the rain,
'cause then no-one knows I'm crying."




Last Entry in Luke's Journal:

"When there is love in my heart and a smile on my face,
I need nothing else." ~ Luke Ross


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