“When something has broken, and later is mended, the repair is never perfect.

“But do you really want perfect? Perfection? Perfect implies no death, but also no deep and sustaining memories that make up your very being, help form who you are.

“Your heart is now a mosaic, consisting of the chambers of spiritual, buried, young, and shattered…. Look closely at your heart. It is broken, shattered, but not destroyed. It has changed. Its covering seems to shine, even sparkle. You only get a shine like that from the combination of two ingredients: tears and love.”