This is how I feel sometimes- Like these stitches that are attempting to fix my favorite pair of jeans. There’s clearly a scar there, and they will never be the same. On the other hand, the scar adds some interesting texture, and the thread I used to stitch it up is stronger than the original material. A little infusion of fresh strength, so to speak. Such a perfect metaphor. I sewed them in the car and I didn’t have the scissors to tidy up the loose end- also a perfect metaphor, lol.
Love to all