“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Anton Chekhov
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.George Dennison Prentice
I chose these two items because they were treasured items; one was a wedding gift from a good family friend and the other a purchase from a cherished event. When they broke, I kept them. Of course, in retrospect, I could have tossed them or bought some putty to fix the pieces but I didn’t. Sometimes, we hold onto broken things because they capture a moment, a memory, a painful or joyful time… We can still see beauty in broken things… Just look and remember the memories attached.
“The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed. Charlotte Bronte
That mug came from the Omega Conference for women… It was held in NYC and I met so many wonderful people. When it broke, I packed the 2nd one away and now I wonder if I should use it as a mini planter. The message on the mug is an important reminder to care for self.
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” Warren Buffett
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. Joseph Hall
I don’t know about you, but I do see beauty in broken things. We all have something that has been broken… It is not always obvious and even when we think we’ll never recover from it, we do…What do these say to you?
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This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: BROKEN For this challenge, capture something broken: an old window, a vintage sign, a toy never fixed, a contemplative friend. Or go deeper: find beauty in something broken.
positive Motivation Tip: We can still see beauty in broken things… Just look and remember the memories attached.