written & illustrated by Chakriya PHOU
When I cry, no one comfort me. I have to wipe my tears myself.
When I cry, I cry alone. No one beside me.
When I cry, my eyes hurt. But I don't know how to stop as the tears come out more and more.
I want to find way to stop crying. Not for a moment but for whole life. Can I?
Sometimes, I don't cry in real life, I cry in dream. Then the tears come out from my eyes, make me awake at late night. I have no choice. Get up and cry.
Why do I cry?
Why do I have to cry?
The questions are always in my heart. I cannot find answer.
I ask people. Some say it is natural. Some say don't care. Some say it is way to release pain. Some say it is normal.
Those answers aren't correct to me, but even though I thank them for giving me such answers, at least they give me some ideas.
I will try my best to find answer for myself. Why I cry.