Broken: (adj) damaged and no longer in one piece
I walk with heavy hooves.
So recently, when I was passing through a lobby, I felt some of the tiles creak under my feet.
It was a bit embarrassing.
I looked down and there was no evidence of damage. In other words, nothing was broken.
But because I felt that “take from my give,” and heard that sound, I had to believe there was a weakness in those tiles. In other words, somewhere along the line, one of them was going to break because I passed by.
Or maybe not.
Perhaps that particular tile was just too tight or had some unnecessary stiffness which was merely relieved by my passing.
How do you know when something’s broken? How can you be sure that it requires repair?
Because I have been sick and performed at a top-notch rate.
I have sprained my ankle and still gotten around from place to place.
So I guess the definition is pretty simple: something is truly broken when it stops working. It ceases to perform the function it was intended to achieve.
There are many things in our society that have been broken for decades, which we continue to pretend are just fine–free of the need for repair.
- Child custody
Well, I could go on and on.
These are things that are obviously broken, but because we have people hold them in great regard, we promote their strength.
Sometimes it’s good to admit something’s broken.
Because I am often astounded … how quick the fix.
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