Tears of Happiness Have a Different Microscopic Structure Than Tears of Sorrow [Photo]

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To the naked eye, all tears look the same. But what if I told you that tears of happiness have a different microscopic structure than those of grief?

But we cry for many reasons. You may ask if tears of happiness are different from tears of grief.  Your body produces different kinds of teardrops, depending on your experience.

What do tears of happiness look like under a microscope?

Your tears look like natural landscapes on a small scale. A microscopic view of them will show how stunning they are. They resemble the erosion that forms on Earth over many years.

To an effect, they are a work of art. They are also a kind of communication. So saying, they capture our human experience.

Why are there tears of happiness and tears of sadness?

Photographer Rose Lynn-Fischer had the same burning questions on her mind, so she put dried tears under a microscope.

She discovered that the body produces three different types of tears under various circumstances. Your emotions, like happiness and sadness, trigger psychic tears. The eyes produce Basal Tears when they are dry. Reflex tears come about because something agitates the eyes. Fischer discovered that different types of tears have different molecules. Though tears of sorrow and tears of happiness come about because of emotions, they look different under a microscope because the circumstances are different.

Why Do different types of tears look different?

Tears of happiness and tears of sadness contain biological substances in varying degrees. These include oils, antibodies, and enzymes.

Psychic tears have more protein-based hormones than other types of teardrops. It makes sense that tears of sadness would have more Leucine Encephalin, a neurotransmitter that the body releases when it’s under stress.

Crystallized salt forms our tears. Radically different shapes may form, depending on the circumstances under which a person cries. Therefore, their structures can look very different if you look at them under the microscope. Other variables like chemistry, setting, viscosity, and rate of evaporation may also influence their form.

Tears of Happiness and Other Types of Tears under the Microscope: A Photo Essay

Here are the kinds of tears that form when you cry under different circumstances, as taken by Rose Lynn-Fischer.

Tears of happiness

 

Tears of change

 

Exhaustion

 

Grief

 

Hope

 

Joy at a Reunion

 

Laughter

 

Tears of people who want freedom

 

Tears of release

 

Tears you cry when you peel onions

In all, looking at a teardrop can tell another person whether you are happy, sad or just feeling dry. He or she will even know if you’ve peeled onions. Tears show more about nature and yourself than you may think. Just like Masaru Emoto’s experiments with water, these photographs remind us how powerful our feelings, thoughts and emotions are.

Image credit: Rose Lynn-Fischer

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Michelle L.

Michelle is a freelance writer who loves all things about life. She has a broad range of interests that include literature, history, philosophy, human relationships, and psychology. When she is not busy writing her heart out, you will find her tinkering jazz tunes on her piano. She loves anything that helps her to grow as a person, including her pet terriers, Misty and Cloudy.




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Tears of Happiness Have a Different Microscopic Structure Than Tears of Sorrow [Photo]