My dad crying like he was tonight. I am currently stricken down by a head cold/viral thingy and was sleeping on the downstairs sofa - I woke up parched and headed to the kitchen for tea. Dad was at the table, sitting alone, just bawling.... He's always been the very strong, silent type - even in the midst of devastational chaos he's never really lost it. Seeing him like that was just...shocking. I know, I know - we're all human and vulnerable, but still....it made me feel even more hopeless about our situation and everything else.