Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Broken glass

When I told Tim (of Model Retailer) that this was a week of broken glass, he asked, “Is that a metaphor?”

Alas, no.

My friend Mike asked me to repair a glass dragonfly that his wife, Holly, accidentally broke. I didn’t have high hopes, but Tim brought over some supplies and went to work on the various pieces.

He reattached the tail, a leg, and two wings. This dragonfly has learned to fly again! (Insert Mr. Mister song here.)

On a less inspiring note, I’ll be taking my car to a glass place to have my front windshield replaced. On the first cold night that I left my car out for a couple of hours, a seemingly benign (and definitely small) crack traveled across my entire windshield.

If you've got a suggestion for an appropriate 80s song, metaphorical or otherwise, it would really cheer me up.

4 comments:

Bill Zuback said...

Can't say these lyrics will cheer you up but it is from the 80's.

Laura Branigan Shattered Glass
I gave you everything I had
You broke it up and you made it bad
I'm not the kind who can take it alone
I've got nothing more for you
I want somebody who needs me too
I've given up, boy
I'm chasing my joy
And you can make your own
You're not the only one
Go out and have your fun
"Cos my time will come
You can shatter glass
With your heart of stone
But you won't get far on your own
You keep running hot and blowing cold
And everything you hold
Just falls apart like shattered glass
It really doesn't matter to me
Where you're going and who you see
I know that I can make it this time
It doesn't matter any more
Since you've gone and walked out that door
I made a new start
I found a true heart
I'm gonna make it mine
You're not the only one
Go out and have your fun
'Cos my time will come
You can shatter glass
With your heart of stone
But you won't get far on your own
You keep running hot and blowing cold
And everything you hold
Just falls apart like shattered glass
You can shatter glass
With your heart of stone
But you won't get far on your own
You keep running hot and blowing cold
And everything you hold
Just falls apart like shattered glass

Naomi said...

Oh, so depressing. And so very 1980s. Thanks!

Sarah said...

It's 1992, but how about Annie Lennox "Walking on Broken Glass"?

Naomi said...

I forgot about (most) music from the 90s. Good choice!