There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy;
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength… There is a hollow space
Too vast for words
Through which we pass with each loss, Out of whose darkness
We are sanctioned into being.
There is a cry deeper than all sound whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.
The Unbroken, by Rashani Rea
(photo credit unknown)