From January 2011
A story that never got further than the first two paragraphs
Have you ever longed for something so much that it actually felt like something was tugging at your chest? There's something like a constriction within you and if you're feeling particularly emotional, you might give way to tears. It's nothing like the pain when you fall over or get stitches from laughing too hard but it fills one with a sort of bleak despair. There is a fair amount of distress.
Well, that's how I'd explain things from my experience. And there are times when I wonder, when I've been quite upset, if there should be physical pain accompanying the tears or the mental crying/ expressions of sadness.