I snort every time I hear this, a most unladylike noise. How else would the ocean get its salt, if not from our tears and the tears of those we love who were left behind, caught on shore in those dreadful days of the Horror? How else, indeed.
Hard to do for someone who over-analyzes EVERYTHING!! But it's important to get this straight in your head. You can move past the surface and try to understand the deeper workings of someone else's actions when you take yourself out of the equation.