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Mending the Broken ~ Sharing is Caring

Can a broken heart be mended? I believe in time it can. Sometimes it takes a lifetime. And I believe once it is broken it is never exactly the same again. Even after the mending is complete. Or, is it ever completely mended or patched? I believe there are some breaks in our heart that leave a hole that never goes away. I have that forever hole. It is called Dustin. Some things never heal.

I ran across this phenomenal Japanese quote along with the attached photo.

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, the aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”  ~Billie Mobayed

Wow that is incredible. As I read the quote, not only was I reminded of all the times I have been knocked down and picked myself back up again, but also an old song that fits in with the subject. The Bee Gees were a great band. One song in particular is titled, How can you mend a broken heart.

Here are the lyrics:

And how can you mend a broken heart

How can you stop the rain from falling down

How can you stop the sun from shining

What makes the world go round

How can you mend this broken man

How can a loser ever win

Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.

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  • Do you believe a broken heart can be mended?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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  1. Everyone certainly has their own experience for the allegory, though not everybody takes it for granted. For me, it is just learning. There are two interesting quotes from Rumi, “The wound is the place where the light enters you,” and “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” Which I think is also appropriate for it.

      • It’s a natural feeling to have sometimes. It’s no accident that the shortest verse in the Bible is “Jesus wept”. Jesus, the greatest healer in recorded history, felt the same anguish we feel at loss. So those days are part of our heart’s journey, not it’s conclusion. Jesus also said, “Blessed are they who mourn, they shall be comforted”. That may feel like small comfort today Carol, But it will come to pass.

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