Thank you for sharing those stories, I enjoyed them. When I had my beard I looked like Jim Morrison in his later years, thinking about letting it grow back, people seem put off more by my handle bar stash then they did when I had a full jesus beard. I have noticed myself crying more the past week(or being on the brink but holding back because others are around). When I feel the need to cry now it is from hearing a song or having a thought that I can relate to my spiritual journey, all of a sudden my body feels electric and a sense of something negative being released from my soul and the tears just come, it is beautiful though, not painful, it is a blissful crying and after, I feel such a weight lifted from my heart. All my life I have been programmed to believe men don't cry. Real men cry. This is what came to mind when I read that, as I often cry(not blubber but just tears of joy streaming down my face) during intense meditation. I actually enjoy this, it feels very good to cry out of happiness.