Patching up spaces

I found this image on Facebook a long time ago and while clearing out my photo files thought it would be a lovely share. This time I saw it in a new light though, as often happens when time and distance creates an almost back burner effect, set aside to warm and brought to the table when ready. It reminds me of our souls and our hearts, of how many fissures and breaks we endure on this path through life, on our journey. We gather the pieces back up of course, stuffing them in to the empty space that now lay there but somehow, there always seems to be a piece or two missing. So what to do? 

We often search for something or someone to fill the void, feeling incomplete as the wind whistles through those cracks, but what if instead of cramming things in that may not exactly fit, we fill each one with joy, with happiness. Wouldn’t that be a great thing? The gold or silver will be precious moments that made us smile, the laughter shared, the songs sung, each and every little thing would all melt together and fill in the space, creating a whole effect when done. We are often drawn to those who have that special glow, that happy attitude. Why is that? Perhaps we see something in them that we long for in ourselves. Perhaps their experiences and sorrows and rough times were filled with happy, giving them an appearance of beauty and wholeness, we see it because we have our cracked imperfect selves when we look in the mirror. We can do it too though, spackle in the hard times, the sad times with an abundance of happy, turn the sharp torn edges to smooth flowing joy, a liquid rainbow to pour into the space, we will radiate the reflection of what we project and others too will then come forward, wondering why you are so together and beautiful. Why are we now beautiful? Because we perceive ourselves to be, projecting outward a new amazing light and when we look back later, we may not have realized it but we became that which we admired, whole and unbroken and it will be so very good. Become the art, fill the cracks in with the patchwork of love, hope and joy, be who you were meant to become. Whole. Complete. Unbroken.

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13 thoughts on “Patching up spaces

  1. Thanks for asking Kim, Yes been very busy in the garden this week. I am picking strawberries, raspberries, redcurrents, Salads, Kale, Chard, Beetroot Broccoli, Cauliflower. Lots of harvesting! and Eating being done lol

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  2. I really, really enjoyed this …
    cracks and all..gold and silver cracks mended back together to be whole again..sometimes we due what we have to to mend us even if it is just a temporary fix..
    love this picture as well and would love to have that bowl..how beautiful is that..
    Hugggggggs
    Suzette

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  4. We of the broken sort rise above, fill in the spaces and create beautiful things. I’m glad it found you when needed most, I like to think I can do that well occasionally. Hope all is well,
    Always,
    Kim😊💜

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  5. Words that are so very true my friend, it seems like a lot of,people agree, but then again WP is filled with creative artists who often thing differently tHan most. Beauty of life, cracks and all, peace my muse, Kim

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  6. Beautiful art, Kim and I like the idea behind. I wrote something similar in one of my stories a while ago. The best way we can deal with our pain (cracks) is to “embrace it, breathe it to the fullest, and make it a piece of art”. Love, K. ❤

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  7. Thank you Sue,
    I’m glad you liked it, now I know why I saved it for so long, others needed to enjoy it too. How’s the garden going, must be harvest time soon for some things? Peace and blessings, Kim

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  8. Good advice, painting it😊 I like that idea. Yes, it’s what makes us who we are but I love the concept of,the gold and silver in the vase…makes me smile and see the logic. Peace and joy, K

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  9. Beautiful piece if writing Kim, and so pleased you shared again the mended bowl.. I think we are all more whole when we have glued together the cracks in our life. 🙂 And we are better for being broken now and again!
    Love and Hugs Sue xx

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  10. Slightly different but similar is the comment my uncle made years ago. He was a good wood worker. He told me that sometimes we make a mistake that can’t be corrected. If so then paint it red. Everyone will think you meant it. Often our personal flaws are our best bits.

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