This gathering of broken pieces

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than the love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.

 The glue that fits the pieces is the sealing of its original shape.  It is such love that reassembles our African and Asiatic fragments, the cracked heirlooms whose restoration shows its white scars.  This gathering of broken pieces is the care and pain of the Antilles, and if the pieces are disparate, ill-fitting, they contain more pain than the original sculpture, the icons and sacred vessels taken for granted in their ancestral places.”

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