Humans shedding tears may be the psychologically necessary equivalent of a snake’s physical necessity of shedding skin, with growth the unifying element.
What is so very wrenching about the experience of regret perhaps is the entrenched fissures that take up residence in the psyche. Deep regret felt then further entertained invites emotional sense memory. The sickening feel is familiar, and ready to situate any disappointment. A bit like scar tissue, the discomfort of which is the unexpected…