There’s a Crack in Everything – Recent Sculpture

Time, experience, tragedy, pain, anxiety, fear, disappointment…
These things can strip away our defenses, they can crack our masks, they can age us, they can expose parts of us that we might want to hide.

We fear that scratching our carefully curated surfaces will reveal ugliness, shame, and darkness.

Often we are shocked to discover that the cracks in our armor expose light, value, and beauty.

The cracks, the rips, the tears, they allow the tender, painful beauty to be seen, to shine, to affect someone else.

It’s seldom pretty, but it can be beautiful.

I propose that there is, indeed, a crack in everything. It’s how the light gets in, it’s also how the light gets out.

Anthem
Leonard Cohen

The birds they sang
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

Ah, the wars they will be fought again
The holy dove, she will be caught again
Bought and sold, and bought again
The dove is never free

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah, and the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see

I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
They’re going to hear from me

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

You can add up the parts
But you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in


One thought on “There’s a Crack in Everything – Recent Sculpture

  1. Amazing! I love the sculpture and your thoughts. Thankful that cracks aren’t necessarily bad things. I loved the part about letting light out. Love you!

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