Most people watch/read happy or funny things to feel better, and while I do take part in many humorous aspects of society...my heart lies with tragedy.
Tragedy resonates within every ounce of my soul. I feel their pain as though it was my own pain. Instead of feeling the weight of the world added to my shoulders, I feel oddly relieved and understood. I'm not the only one out there having to go through an epically trying time. Some people in tragic situations even prevail over their circumstances, which is incredibly inspiring.
Tragedy can bring so much poignancy to any given situation. In my opinion, it is through tragedy that one truly begins to understand the concept of happiness.
Some of my favorites:
- The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
- A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah
- The Painted Veil
- Lady Jane
- White Oleander
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
- Black Swan
- Requiem for a Dream
What are your favorite sob stories? I'd love to know so that I can put them all on my must watch/read list!!!!