Day 211/365 A Crack in Everything

“Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
-Leonard Cohen

 

I do believe we gain so much from our painful experiences in life. “The cracks” illuminate the lessons for us, though it seems inevitable that we first dwell on the fact that we are (once again) broken.

Sometimes the beauty revealed by our new imperfections can only be appreciated from the distance afforded by time. We need the gifts of time and perspective to help us to accept – to love – this new and beautifully flawed version of ourselves.