This morning I got up at before dawn to experience the sun rise. I watched for an hour as the light of a new day filtered through the cracks in the clouds.
It got me thinking about cracks and the lyrics from Leonard Cohen’s Anthem.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
There is the Japanese art of kintsugi, where flaws in pottery are not hidden but embellished with gold. These broken objects are celebrated and cherished, rather than being thrown away.
We can look at the things in our lives as negative and flawed or we can see them as opportunities to grow and learn and let the light in.
Have a spectacular day.