There will be moments where the pain or loneliness or stress becomes too much to bear. Moments where you question your sanity and your purpose. In those moments the tears will come, you can’t fight it. And when those tears break you down and your only solace is to know this pain can’t possibly last forever… You cry in the dark.
You cry in the dark because your tears aren’t for everyone. Your problems and fears, your resentments and hate, your heartbreak and sorrow. Those are crosses you have to bear as a man. It’s easy to find a woman to sleep with, to go to dinner with, to flirt with. But not many women are worth the liquid vulnerability that tears bring.
“I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.” That’s not just an Abraham Lincoln quote, that’s life. Especially when you’re a man. You have to be strong for those around you, strong for those that love you. Strong for those that hate you but as the sun sets and the shades are drawn it’s just you and your tears.