What follows is in response to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The word this week is “Fragile.”
The past two weeks have been nothing short of challenging for me. I suffered two injuries, the loss of a beloved pet, two very ugly encounters with strangers, and was the victim of fraudulent bank charges. I have cried from the depths of my soul and felt rage that shocked me. I felt fragile and vulnerable, so this is a perfect prompt for me.
MY FRAGILE HEART
Outside, I am a little dented and chipped, but inside, I am completely shattered. Life did this to me.
I manage to deflect most of her blows. However, she delivers her most painful—loss and sorrow—with blinding speed and accuracy. Against those I am defenseless, and she has succeeded in breaking my fragile heart to pieces.
Yet, I seek no pity. These shards of me are my essence. Like a kaleidoscope, they create something beautiful and unique. When I am shaken, the pattern changes, but all the parts of me are still there. I am whole in my brokenness.
Wishing you a blessed day!