Are tears clean, or are they dirty? I ask myself this as they drip onto the dirty plates and milky cups. I wonder if they’ll wash away the dirt or make things muddier. Are the tears a natural dishwasher of the world, or a leaky drip?
I wash up on a daily basis, and I never cry, but that day was different. I just couldn’t stop crying as I looked upon all the dirty dishes, and before I knew it, the basin was full of water before I’d even turned the tap. I used them to wash up. They were warm and I’d like to think that a crying man is pure rather than unclean. Continue reading