“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”~~Shannon L. Alder

You’re Perfectly Broken

2 min readFeb 9, 2024
A picture of a cracked ceramic bowl that has been repaired with gold. Used to depict the art of perfect imperfection after being patched up with gold to make an even more beautiful piece.
Photo by Riho Kitagawa on Unsplash

You’re perfectly broken,
Because sometimes brokenness means your system is breaking new ground in you,
For better things…for renewal.

And often,
The pieces find one another and fit perfectly into each other’s edges.

Or transform into something else.
Assume it’s a broken egg. Doesn’t have to go to waste,
You can let it flow int a bowl, add salt and spices and make an omelette–A broken piece turned into an amazing delight.

Better still,
You can adopt the Japanese art of Kintsugi and patch up the cracks with gold lacquer,
And make an even better, more valuable, stunning and golden wholeness.

So you see,
Each of the split presents a new horizon,
Maybe doorways to a fresh world.
One with terrific beginnings, stunning skylines, and new opportunities.

All you have to do is embrace it, walk toward it, brace the temporary discomfort and crack it open.


You’re perfectly broken.

“Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.” ~~Jhumpa Lahiri

Picture of a lady standing at a door that seems dark on the inside but the outside is bright. Used to depict an imperfection that leads to new horizons.
Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash




I see extra in the ordinary & use words to paint it; fueled by a quest for mental health. Lover of forests, fitness, nature, good food & reading & a coffee snob