Through our tears we express our hopes, fears, and passions. They are like a bridge that unites our inner and outer selves. Our tears are instruments of cleansing and release. They draw toxin and tension from our bodies. They warn us of our needs, alert us to our vulnerability, and heal our emotional wounds. . . Weeping is a powerful language that lends understanding, strength, and color to our passions. Tears are a window through which we share our deepest selves with those we love.
-- Dr. Dan Bagby, Baptist Theological Seminary in Seeing Through Our Tears