Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall…

…Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

We are all the Oval One in some way.  We are all broken, cracked, chipped, scarred.  Even if we look in the mirror and everything looks smooth and clear, once you get a little closer to the glass you can see the chinks in the armor.

As much as I have learned and grown over the last few years, I still have some repair work to do.  Deep scars that need plenty of spackle to fill them.  We all have a few.

I have a friend who is a couple years older than me.  He doesn’t want to face his age.  Doesn’t want to admit that he’s getting older, his health is not what it used to be, or how much it bothers him.  I keep working on him, hoping to help him help himself before his health becomes a serious issue.  Right now it’s still fixable for the most part.  For now…

Sometimes we have to make choices we don’t like to fix those cracks and chips.  Hard choices that mean changes we may not be ready for.  But change, like aging is inevitable.  We all have to face the fact that we can’t keep treating our bodies like we did when we were in our 20’s.

I keep finding people who don’t realize that they are broken.  Humpty Dumpty’s with a brittle, cracked shell and a soft, fragile inside.  I can try slathering on some spackle for you.  But until you’re ready to make some changes and heal yourself…

Well, we know what happens then.  Changes don’t stick unless you want them to work.  So until you realize you’re not invincible, I’ll keep the band-aids handy.

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8 thoughts on “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall…”

    1. There have been several interpretations of what Humpty Dumpty was ranging from a drink to a political commentary. All boil down to something rather fragile and, once broken, irreparable. Many people know they are broken but feel that they can’t be fixed. Many more don’t realize they’re broken.

      1. No, it’s not a Jesus thing. This is a “stop lying to yourself” thing. We are masters of lying to ourselves and rationalizing things so we can accept instead of making positive change. It has nothing to do with your religion. It has to do with knowing who you really are when nobody else is looking.

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