Wednesday, October 16, 2019

When A Woman Cries In Front Of A Man | For The Woman Or Girl Who Readily Sheds Emotional Tears | Time Honored Tips


When A Woman Cries In Front Of A Man | For The Woman Or Girl Who Readily Sheds Emotional Tears | Time Honored Tips 


When A Woman Cries In Front Of A Man | For The Woman Or Girl Who Readily Sheds Emotional Tears | Time Honored Tips



Now, about the girl who weeps. You don’t see many of her these days. Women used to think that big, sad eyes, just ready to send forth a November gale of tears, was quite the proper thing, especially if there chanced to be a man about.


Women of experience—and who should really know—say that tears are worn-out weapons for bringing masculinity to time.


We later-day mortals go in for everything that bespeaks strength and backbone and a certain amount of strong-mindedness.


When little wifey wife begins to snivel nowadays, Mr. Husband doesn’t upset the furniture in his efforts to kiss away the tears. He is quite likely to straighten up and say: “Oh, brace up, Pauline!” or else, “Go look in the glass, my love, and see what a beautifully tinted nose you have!”


Yes, these are unromantic days, and there’s no mistaking that fact! There’s little room for the weepy, wailing woman whose big, inflated ambition is to dampen stunning neckties and deluge nicely laundered shirt-fronts.


Of course, women must have their good, comfortable cries once in a while, but if they’re wise they will retire to their own rooms and have it out by themselves.


This is not quite so satisfactory as the old-time methods, for the reason that loneliness does not inspire an exhibition of woe, and if one doesn’t look out one is apt to forget what one is boo-hooing about. But, take it all in all, it’s safer and more in keeping with fin de siecle rules and regulations.


It used to be that a man would say: “Well, it breaks me all up to see a woman cry. I just can’t stand it!” But now it’s different. Instead, he remarks wearily: “Anything but a yowling woman!”


The poets have written lots of lovely things about tears. Notwithstanding that fact, there is an old German proverb: “Nothing dries sooner than a tear,” which isn’t so bad.


And Byron, you know, said that the busy have no time for tears. Which, one must acknowledge, is quite true when one thinks how everybody is up and hustling these days.


They’re either wearing themselves down to skin and bone trying to earn a living and to reside in a $60 flat with electric lights and a real back yard, or else they’re gradually killing themselves in an effort to enjoy life and to have a good, jolly time all around.


Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans.