I had an sms (text) exchange with a man who I know a little, but we communicate regularly.
He is “a strong man”, a hard physically working man, feelings and emotions are held under control. Or at least that is what he thinks about himself and how he lives.
Even when a very close person in his family died, he could not cry.
It finally happened in connection to a visit from another close member of his family, and he immediately “packed” himself back into his “strenght” right after, denying his “fragile moment”.
He said it was a Waterfall of Tears, and as he thought it was finally finished, it bursted out again.
I complimented him for sharing with me, and for allowing himself to be “touched” by “vulnerability” .
Much is needed to some of us to open and let go…
And… even more to show ourselves to somebody else when we are “small”.
And…when we are “cracked” once, the Water of Tears may find its way again.:)
Vulnerability can be a Powerful sign of Inner Strenght.