Daily Prompt – By Hand

What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.

One of my favourite presents, which I’m pretty sure I actually still have in a box somewhere, was a card that my mum made me for my birthday. I’m not sure how old I was – maybe like 7 or 8 – but it was a period of time where neither my parents could really afford much; everything was going to bills and paying for our house renovations and the mortgage and buying food every fortnight etc etc. I didn’t necessarily want a present anyway, because I never really wanted to celebrate my birthday.

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23 Sept – Mixtape

If you had to make a mixtape of sad songs for someone, what would you include?

This is actaully quite simple because I have a series of playlists in iTunes for different emotional states.

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22 Sept – A Good Cry

Tell us about the best movie to bring on a cleansing cry.

I’m a bit of a sook, so if I get emotionally invested into any type of movie that’s remotely sad, then I sometimes turn into a blubbering mess. There are a couple of films that stand out to me… First and foremost, Bully.

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Daily Prompt – So Emotion. Very Cry.

Do movies, songs, or other forms of artistic expression easily make you cry? Tell us about a recent tear-jerking experience!

I have a really strong connection to my emotions at the best of times… it’s just that usually they’re repressed so far deep inside, I just tell people that I’m dead inside and void of emotion.

However, from time to time, I’ll hear a song / watch a movie / watch a tv show when I’m in a particularly emotional state, and I can completely lose it and end up a blubbering mess.

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