One day Rose-Lynn Fisher questioned if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close by under a microscope.
She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are extremely different from the tears that happen when we are slicing onions. The tears that come about from hard laughter aren’t even close to the tears of grief. Like a drop of ocean water each tiny tear drop carries a microcosm of human know-how. Her project is named The Topography of Tears.
1. Tears from laughing until weeping
2. Tears of change