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Don't hide your brokenness

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10.05.2020

Can you remember a time when you or someone else broke an ornament or some pottery that you really loved?

Last Christmas I knocked a piece of my German village off the shelf in my front hall. As I bent down to retrieve it, I said a little prayer for it to be in one piece. That wasn’t the case.

I sighed and reminded myself that it was only an object. It wouldn’t be easy to replace, because I had collected it and the rest of the village when I visited the Christmas markets in Hamburg.

I consoled myself with a reminder that I still had the rest of the village. It was OK that there wouldn’t be a gluvine stand anymore.

I try not to get too attached to things. I recognize they are only objects and accidents happen.

I looked at the pieces in my hand. They weren’t tiny shards. Maybe I could glue the heads and other separated parts back on. If I were careful enough, I might even be able to hide that it had........

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