Coming Apart at the Seams?


“The world needs you cracked open. Not carefully stuck together. For many people, there comes a point where life has a way of knocking us over enough times that the pieces just have to fall on the floor. Try as we might with the super glue and blue tack, we eventually let it all come falling down. This is life’s way of rejiggling all the bits. Reshuffling the parts that were in the wrong place to start with. Especially now. At the time it can feel like you’re broken. But the truth is that you are actually more whole than you can possibly imagine. You are more whole and closer than you were before. And before long you will come to bless the things that cracked you open. Because just like humpty dumpty, regardless of all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, we are the only ones who can put ourselves together again. And you can. And you will. And it’s going to be glorious.”

—  Rebecca Campbell

5 thoughts on “Coming Apart at the Seams?

  1. We tend to panic when life falls apart, but I see it as exciting. Sometimes we needs a good, thorough shakedown, to release what should no longer be there. It falls back together beautifully.


    1. I play Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” on repeat sometimes. Here is the most amazing lyric, to me:

      But baby I’ve been here before
      I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
      You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
      And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
      And love is not a victory march
      It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah


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