While talking about relationships once with a lover I had from a restaurant gig, he said, “If the vase breaks, you can fix it. But if you keep dropping the vase, and gluing it back together, eventually, all you’ll see are the cracks. It will never be as strong as it once was.” He was a bit of a downer.
I’m trying not to break the vase but I like to examine the rawness and vulnerability of being human. Depending on who you’re with – that could amount to vase breakage.