I'm a big crier. I cry at commercials, facebook status updates, movies. I cried so much during Toy Story 3 you'd think I was watching Schindlers List or something. I also have the bad habit of crying in public. And that's really hard to do in nyc because you end up being THAT GIRL crying on the subway or in the middle of the street.
A couple of years ago, I was having a really hard time and I'd flee to my work bathroom just to cry. I eventually had to find a new crying spot because I didn't want my co-workers to think I was dropping deuces all the time.
So one day I was walking around Midtown and found this cute, secluded garden with trees, a goldfish pond, benches and a statue of the Virgin Mary. I think. It was some religious figure. Sorry!
It was a garden that belonged to this Church. And there was a sign encouraging people to stay and use the garden for solace and meditation. And I stayed. I remember praying and just asking for some sign that everything was going to be okay. And at that exact moment--I swear this really happened!!!--a gust of wind blew in my direction and the wind chimes in the garden started rustling. I took that as my sign. Also, when you're desperate for any sign from the universe, you'll take what you can get!
So if you ever feel like you need to walk away from work or just be alone, you should check out the garden. You may even see me there!