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The Hand Off
In which we pass songs along to those who need them most
So we arrive at the third part of our process - coming to terms with the stories evoked by the songs and finding ways to pass them along. For me, this involves picking up the many pieces of my life and fitting them back together to form a stronger and more beautiful ME - what Mandy Harvey calls creating a Masterpiece.
The Japanese call this process “kintsugi” or golden repair. When applied to broken pottery, it means gluing the pieces back together with powdered gold. The resulting piece is considered invaluable, not just because of the gold but because no two breaks are ever the same. Therefore, no two repairs are ever the same. The same holds true for people. The sum total of all you’ve experienced - all the ways you’ve been broken and repaired - make you precious. We need your stories and the lessons they contain because no one else can tell them.
So…about passing those songs along. Please choose one of the songs we heard (or one with a similar theme) and pass it along to a younger you. How old would they be? What about the song do you wish he or she knew that would have made life easier?
Finally, choose one person you wish you could say, “this is me, and though I might never be finished working on myself, I know I’m a masterpiece in the making.”
For me, that person would be my sister who has detested me for as long as I can remember but has no idea who I really am. “This is me, sis. I make no apologies, and I won't let you break me down to dust. For I am glorious.” Dang, that felt good.