"Excuse me," said the alien, "but you appear to be leaking."
"Leaking? Oh. No, I'm just crying."
"Sorry. It's a safety valve. When the emotional load is too great."
"When that happens to us, one of our heads explodes."
"I think I prefer crying."
"I think I would, too."

@MicroSFF "I will not say "do not weep", said Gandalf, "for not all tears are evil. Also, if you don't your heads will explode.""

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