Sentimental

Definitions: (1) showing tender emotion; having delicate feelings toward music, poetry, or drama; sensitive; (2) moved by sensible emotional idealism; acting from feelings balanced by practical and utilitarian motives

Balancing Qualities: Reasonable, Rugged

Too Far: maudlin

Music:
Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease …
Sentimental journey home
— Music: Lester Raymond “Les” Brown (1912–2001) & Benjamin Hozer [aka Ben Homer] (1917-1975) Lyrics: Moses David “Bud” Green (1897–1981) {1944}

Quote: Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. — Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) Bengali poet, philosopher, etc.

Symbols: 1) teardrops; 2) zinnia flowers