On Bawling

2 [ intrans. ] weep or cry noisily : she began to bawl like a child | [as adj. ] ( bawling) bawling babies. While most of the time I kept it to tears rolling behind sunglasses, I'd like to say that the tears started before the vows, before any stories of how they met. The tears started the moment she walked in, toes into sand and white wedding dress in the sun.

Once you start crying you can't really stop. You cry about everything from the first time you met to the last time you had dinner to last night, when you all jumped into the sea. Weddings, apparently, are a moment to watch your youth drain. You give her away. You wish all the happiness for her. You know it will never be the same, and that's okay. You wish her unconditional happiness.