Ninth Circle – by Varda K.
Seeing Through Tears
Tears caused by different emotions actually look different under a microscope. It’s true! Tears from cutting onions look like starbursts, or snowflakes, and are called “reflex tears” because they are created by the body as a reflex to protect from an irritant. Emotional tears have a natural painkiller in them (teeny tiny amounts!) as a reaction to the body being stressed.