Broken Instruments

[A] final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works.
- T.E. Kalem

"Put one foot in front of the other."
"Put a smile on that beautiful face."

I have heard those two phrases spoken by my mother many, many times.
Those phrases were usually said to me as I embarked on some new life journey and were usually on the other side of a new heartache.

It's not easy to keep going when your heart is broken.

There are times when I wanted to make the world stop. I hoped against all odds that the universe might skip a beat and allow me to catch my breath. Or, maybe movement could pause a moment to allow me to gather the shattered pieces from the ground to tuck into my purse.

Time doesn't stand still - for anyone - for any reason - ever.
And, maybe that's a good thing.

Maybe "time marching on" teaches us something in it's procession.

I don't know, yet. I'm still learning.
Ever learning.

Always learning....
...Which is a very good thing.


  1. Anonymous8:20 PM

    And it's still the truth, huh. We all want the world to stop for a moment and either let us get off, catch up or whatever, but God IS in control. Great job again Tweetie. xxoo

  2. always learning.... that feels good to me
    sorry for your sadness, may it lead to peace
    your photo of leaves is beautiful