Friday, January 12, 2007

Humpty's Dangerous Fall

Broken coffee cup handles broken vase stems broken teeth broken bones broken bank accounts broken fingernails broken tree branches broken vows broken promises broken spirits broken dreams broken hearts broken lives


Can things that have been broken ever really be repaired to their original state and strength? Will the cracks always be visible? Will the glue eventually come undone? Will the broken thing be more susceptible to breaking again? What can be fixed and what must be discarded and forgotten about?

Where have all the king's men gone?

11 comments:

Andrew Worhola said...

That little bunny in the lower right hand corner of the painting is such a brilliant touch.

Huge Hefner said...

I've always liked bunnies.

Erik Donald France said...

Hard questions. I don't have the answers. A beautiful painting and thoughtful post, though.

Stewart Sternberg said...

I don't necessarily think hitting bottom is always the catalyst for change. Sometimes it's just a catalyst for more misery. And as for andrew worjola and huge hefner, that's what you get for hanging around on certain other blogs.

Stewart Sternberg said...

by the way, who is the artist who did the painting for the post?...well, I mean not for the post..but the...you know what I mean.

Michelle's Spell said...

Dear Lindy,

Gorgeous post and picture. I love your blog! Of course, I thought Mr. Sternberg was sincere in his attempt to make peace with me in the new year -- clearly not -- he's still throwing around potshots about my blog and "reputation" (an old trick of the patriarchy to keep the "little women" in line) and my audience and revealing himself as a coward by refusing to identfy me directly. Please, Mr. Sternberg, whatever your problem with me is, do not take it out on others in your patronizing, smug fashion.

Jon said...

Most often the second break is at a new stress point. The new glue holds. The old crockery breaks. It's what crockery does.

Stewart Sternberg said...

michelle, I have no problem with you, I have problem with people who waste my time and others with stupid anonymous posts. Masturbatory posts if you will. As for smug...hell, you wanna see smug, come visit our writers group a week from this coming thursday, and I'll show you smug. I'm three times more obnoxious in person.

Short bus and Special said...

We are entertainers.

Susan Miller said...

Okay, so I got distracted by the comments and had to read the post again.

Cheesy Susan to the rescue...That which doesn't kill us, Lindy, makes us stronger. The human body and mind are much more of a miracle than the precious vase or the fragile egg.

We just have to watch for cynical, because it can make us more of that, also.

Pythia3 said...

Thanks for all of your comments here. Thanks, Susan, for reminding me that we are all miracles . . . how could I have forgotten that?
As for some of the other comments, well, I'm not sure what to say . . . PEACE???? Give peace a chance????
Love you all! xo