The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.
From "The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps to Health and Happiness," by Larry Dossey:
Tear bottles made a comeback during the Victorian era. During this time, bottles were made with special openings that permitted the tears of mourners to evaporate, and when they had done so the period of mourning was considered over. During the American Civil War, women collected their tears in small bottles as a sign of love for their men at war.
A lachrymatory renaissance is underway in the United States. For a modest price, skilled glassblowers will design and craft your personal tear bottle. You can even send in your tears to one glass artist, who will encase them in a glass teardrop that can be worn as a necklace, 'so your tears can be close to your heart.'