There aren’t too many things around that are whole, you know. You look hard at most anything, and it’s probably beat up somewhere or other. Beat up, or dinged up, or missing a piece, or tattooed…
When you find something that’s whole, you do what you can to keep it that way.
And when you find something that isn’t, then maybe it’s not a bad idea to try to make it whole again. Maybe.
(from Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt)