The Face Hole Series

Strange and Wonderful Truths about Tears

Humans are the only species who make emotional tears

Photo: Ion Fet / Unsplash

A tearful goodbye. The tears of a clown. Breaking down in tears. The drops of liquid that fall from our eyes are ripe for metaphor, evoking emotion as much as they express it. Perhaps that’s what differentiates them from what comes out of our other…



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Dr. Linda Dahl

Dr. Linda Dahl


Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, @doctorlindadahl