I Don’t Know Why I Cried

I was driving early this morning.  The sun was breaking beautifully, just topping the far away horizon.  The ground appeared almost in a fog because of the colors of the far away sky.  Those colors were indescribable.  It’s one of those visions where I think I wish I could paint that.  I was singing to John Denver.  His song “Sunshine On My Shoulders” came on.  I’ve sung it many a time.  In a lot of sunshine moments.   The road was running parallel to the horizon where the sun was growing from.  Suddenly, as I very loudly sang “sunshine on my shoulders”, the car was flooded with a a bright light.  Bright but not blinding bright.  It was soft and I swear I could feel it falling over my right shoulder.

I started to cry.

I couldn’t keep singing.  My voice just left me.

The tears didn’t fall, but I had to wipe my eyes with my coat sleeve because I couldn’t see through them.

I could try to explain why I cried.  But I’m not going to.  I just did.  It was beautiful.  That moment.  That vision.  That sound.

That emotion.













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46 thoughts on “I Don’t Know Why I Cried

  1. Ali Grimshaw says:

    That moment. Thank you for reminding me.


  2. _PritAmDas_ says:

    Yeah I have also those type of moments. I think I have a lot of those moments. I was really connected.😊


  3. Music and emotion. A precious gift.


  4. …makes me happy …can make me cry.

    Doesn’t need to be explained at all . 🌅


  5. ksbeth says:

    your heart spoke louder than your voice and all you could do was listen and enjoy

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  6. Ann Koplow says:

    I know why I love visiting your blog. Thank you, Colleen.


  7. Some things just don’t need to be explained.


  8. GP Cox says:

    You’re sensitive to what’s important. Don’t question yourself, embrace it!


  9. markbialczak says:

    We all need that moment, MBC. I’m glad you found yours.


  10. blindzanygirl says:

    I have had moments like that too, and they are beautiful. They seem to lead us to another place. A place of beauty. Thankyou for sharing this. It did my heart good to read it


  11. Ahhh that is sweet! An awe inspiring moment!


  12. Chuck Lee says:

    I feel like I understand.


  13. Jodi says:

    crying in beautiful moments is a very special thing.


  14. livingabroad says:

    God is Amazing and so it is every big or little thing He created. He created us, human beings with emotions and they are His way of allowing us to express ourselves. Keep smiling, keep crying and keep feeling it.There is no need to explain it, I completely agree with you! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment with us 🙂


  15. _PritAmDas_ says:

    May I know why you got surprised??


  16. Debra says:

    What a beautiful, perfect moment!


  17. Gorgeous! When I stood waiting for that leaf to fall I felt a similar feeling! Amazing Colleen ❤️❤️


  18. I used to have that John Denver album. His voice was so pure – hearing that and being where you were and seeing what you saw – that’s why!


  19. I feel you! It’s one of those serene moments when nature taps your back and warms you up in her warmth. 🙂


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