What does 'Tears' mean?
Find out what Tears means. Tears is explained by Ron Alexander - author of Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir
TearsI arrive at the hospital and I am placed in a waiting room with two other new patients. I feel like I am an intruder, like I do not belong here because I’m wearing a suit. The two people sitting across from me have that look in their eyes, but they are wearing t-shirts, jeans and dirty sneakers. They’re desperate looking.
The chairs in the waiting room are arranged in a semicircle so that we have to face one another. For a long while no one speaks. The only sounds come from people moving through the hallway. Then one of the patients breaks the silence.
“People around here sometimes play head games,” says a guy who later tells me his name is Jake. He’s been a drug addict for 30 years and this is his second time in a rehab.
“You gotta cry tears before you leave here to get treatment."
“I got to the point where I would do anything to get high,” says a woman named Mary, a pretty blond. “I sold my jewelry, my clothes, my body, whatever I could get my hands on for cocaine. I hated myself, but I couldn't stop.”
“—Cocaine is something different,” Jake interrupts. “I’ve shot heroin for years, but I never blew too much money or lost my sanity. But when I started smoking crack, I blew a lot of money. Coming down was like being hit with a sledgehammer.”
Mary leaves the room with a nurse. She’s heads down the hall to see a shrink.
“She’s been in and out this place for so many months,” Jake says. “She walks around here like she works here.”
He stretches back into his seat and yawns. Mary returns and it’s Jake’s turn to see the shrink.
“That guy is really messed up,” she says after he leaves the room. “He just can’t seem to get it together. I would like to know how he gets the money to keep coming here.”
When it is my turn, I am led into the office of the staff psychologist. I prepare myself for a barrage of questions I know is coming. His office is small and sparsely furnished.
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