2. Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents
MICHAEL AND MY TYRE IN MURWILLUMBAH.
Well, lets take a look at this 2nd definition of BROKEN. The dictionary was talking about divorce and separation and then when I started looking through the shoebox of pics, I was attracted not by the various images of the offspring and results of divorce and separation but by the photo of my tyre in Murwillumbah. I had been driving on that tyre and wondering why things were a little wobbly. Torn asunder is that tyre. The fine men at Beaurepaires and Michael, the caretaker of my Charade vehicle, all gave me “looks”. Looks which went beyond disapproval and into the realms of disbelief.
So – the tyre was BROKEN.
One thing that is coming to mind for me is that the breaking of one thing leads often to the breaking of others. Either that or the circumstances around are dishevelled at the time. When the tyre reached the condition in the picture above, the rest of my life had just survived a shattering and I didn’t even notice the deterioration of one more seemingly small thing. When I was considering the Baby’s broken leg yesterday, I began to think of how many other things have been disarranged along with it.
And when I come back to the dictionary’s image of the sundering caused by divorce, separation or desertion of a parent ; ah how many more things are broken or at least damaged by that?
Googling the word SUNDERED led me to mostly fantasy and sci-fi and gaming titles. Sometimes a Good Sundering is needed to break through into new worlds and to shake off the shattered fragments of the old disorder.
The almost complete sundering of the tyre did lead me to a good quality new set under Michael’s guidance. One more drive could have seen me and the Charade broken in a ditch.
Second day into broken and I am realising that I treat the word with moral judgement. There are other ways to consider the whole concept of BREAKING.