"There is a sacredness in tears...

"There is a sacredness in tears....They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love."   Washington Irving

Washington Irving (born April 3, 1873), author of Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, also ran a Mad Magazine-esque publication called Salmagundi with a group of his best friends.