A Wise Woman, whom I pay for wisdom, told me, "Crying is a gift." I normally would have snorted at that Hallmark type sentiment but because I am unable to let myself cry, even in the most deserving of situations, I pondered her statement for a bit. Nodded. Held back a few tears. Then, I decided that the next time I need to cry I will remind myself that it's a gift and see if I can release it, instead of telling myself to "go wash my face".