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)


  1. I love what you said about cracks. It's so true that those are the times at which we grow.

  2. We love Leonard Cohen. This reminds me of my favorite verse of his "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."

  3. Ginny Hartzler, looks like I need to edit my post. Your favorite verse is the verse that's in the picture and that I was blogging about. I guess I'm confusing folks by adding a different verse under it.

  4. How true, Sandra. Sharing with you this allegory and some good old Chinese wisdom - https://ofmiceandramen.blogspot.com/2011/03/cracked-pot.html

    God Bless!

  5. Wonderful. Full of wisdom.

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