This sign caught my eye on a day filled with gloomy thoughts. It's the chorus to Leonard Cohen's song, Anthem--a song of hope, of looking for the silver lining in even the darkest situation.
Cracks are testimonies of our imperfections and failures, but they are also the places through which we grow. There is a light on the other side, and rather than dwell on broken things that can't be mended, Cohen is exhorting us to focus on ringing the bells still available.
The song starts out:
The birds they sing, at the break of day
Start again, I heard them say.
Don't dwell on what has passed away
Or what is yet to be.
(From Anthem, by Leonard Cohen)