Blown in with the night
All this beauty captured in a frame .....
That's the opening lines to a Gov't Mule ballad
called Beautifully Broken and for some reason
is resonating with me tonight.
What does it mean to be beautifully broken?
To be a beautifully broken girl
means to see our brokenness not as a punishment
but as someone's misuse of our own empathy and kindness.
Or as Wiki put it:
"the art and philosophy of repairing a broken object
with elegance and grace using gold or silver,
not hiding the imperfection
but honoring and embracing it
as part of the history of the object.