From time to time, things happen for no apparent reason, and we are then left to pick up the pieces. A couple of months ago, in a hurry to get out of the house, I accidentally knocked over a small ceramic pen-holder. It fell to the ground and shattered into many pieces. I was naturally quite upset since it was a gift from a friend. It felt like a small breach of trust, since something meaningful entrusted to me is irrevocably damaged.
Of course, what was done could not be reversed, and there was no return to how things were. Life goes on. So, making the best of a bad situation, I attempted to put the pieces back together with the help of some super glue. I will post pictures of my effort next time.
What does it prove, you may ask? Well, for a start, super glue can do wonders! Seriously though, this incident reminds me once again of the impermanency of things in our lives. If we treasure the friendships we share or shared, what is in a memento?