"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"
I am thinking of these lines from our Canadian poet, Leonard Cohen, who is now in his seventies.
www.leonardcohenfiles.com/zollo.html this link will take you to a long excerpt from a book of interviews with songwriters, here you get to read about the process for Leonard, the reality of being broken as he struggles to receive inspiration, to connect with the Divine.
My two 4 x 6 Madonna and Child paintings are framed in imperfect frames, beautiful but they have at their corners some cracks. My sister quickly responds, "ah but that how the light gets in"