Tear Registry and Jar of Tears
Martha Hill & Susan Jorgensen
Enter an enchanting world as Faerie Grandmothers and others collect little ones’ tears of joy or pain in a bejeweled, gilded glass bottle. The cause of the tears is then recorded in a silken poem-journal by the child’s Faerie Grandmother, parent, other relative, or friend. These items are packaged in a handsome blue-lidded box which gives it a treasured feel.
Author Martha Hill began using the Tear Registry to comfort her own grandchildren. Soon it became apparent that this little exercise uncovered wounds and provided a way to heal them. Consulting with her sister Susan Jorgensen, an elementary-school teacher, they decided to share this enchanting activity with others who rear, work, or play with children.
We believe for children to be mentored through their tears, joys, and sorrows by a loving hand willing to “write their story” is a new approach to biography and helps train a new generation of sensitive communicators who will improve our world.
One grandmother of twenty-four grandchildren writes:
|My jar has caught many a tear; each name, date and explanation of each child’s joy or pain is a delight for posterity! How therapeutic, healing, and tender these experiences have been. Now each child asks, midstream in the weeping, “The jar, please!” We catch a tear or two and soon they are giggling. Then I carefully record the very important reason, name and date. They feel so loved, so valuable and validated.
Martha Hill is an actress and singer, and grandmother of ten. Susan Jorgensen has lived throughout the world and is a grandmother of eighteen. (Click here for more on Hill and Jorgensen)