Is It Broken? Can It Be Fixed?

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe)


Broken—something broken—could be your heart, your relationship, your inability to complete your bucket list or—heaven forbid—something literally broken.

And if it’s broken, can it be fixed?

The WordPress photo prompt for May 22, 2015 is to capture something broken—which I choose to take literally, not wanting to get into broken hearts and relationships.


Almost 50 years ago, when my husband Monte and I married, we purchased a set of good dishes. Through the years we used these for holiday dinners and special occasions. And through the years we never broke one item of this set. Until…a special family friend, who shall remain nameless to protect her identity…was doing dishes after a family meal. It was 2009 when she broke the first piece of my china, a dinner plate. Ever since then I threaten that that dish will be hers when she dines at our house on special occasions.

43 years and never a broken piece of china—until now:


This broken railroad crossing sign (leaning against a broken fence) is located on a piece of property that was once the farm of Michael and Elizabeth Rugh in Blacklick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. I don’t know the date of the sign. If anyone can identify the sigh, please let me know in the comment box at the end of this post. Thanks!



I photographed this broken tree in Laurel Mountain Borough, Pennsylvania, in 2009. 091223 DSC04561E

This light, in Laurel Mountain Borough, has now been replaced . 100109 DSC04878EThis window was shattered. 150504 IMG_4325E2I pass this broken fence as I stroll through the one mile of gravel roads in Laurel Mountain Borough. 150523 DSC00442E

About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at My novel site is
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1 Response to Is It Broken? Can It Be Fixed?

  1. Pingback: Broken | My Own Champion

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