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“Life is motion, change, stagnation, bloom: nothing ever seems to happen, or awful stuff happens, or beautiful stuff happens, and we say “Amen.” Anne Lamont

With all its challenges life still manages to fill me with wonder. People get broken in real life, bad things happen to good people, and some days make no sense at all, but often in those low moments help rides in with love like the superglue of life to repair the cracks and fissures using others. The past several days I’ve seen the broken and those who held the superglue. Love in action is beautiful to watch but to be a recipient of it is overwhelming.

In a time when it seems like everything is bent on dividing us, it is amazing to watch someone doing all they can to save another’s life. Life gently or at times not so gently reminds us we are all flawed and need help to repair the cracks and fissures in our lives.

The past month I have watched my husband go through a lot to continue to live. Those who worked to save his life are true heroes to me. The experience put life into perspective. While the urgent may push the important aside daily, I was once again reminded of the fragility of this life and treasuring those I love.

In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history and its beauty. Every day that my husband’s heart beats stronger I will remember those who used the superglue and gold to repair what was broken into a unique piece with a special story to tell.