Broken Heart: Photo A Day - Broken

Day 6 of "May Photo A Day Challenge" : Broken

Today's topic was even more difficult than yesterday's! It is so difficult to find broken stuff in the house if you don't have pets or toddlers living with you! Most of the stuff that's broken, either gets fixed or thrown away. Some, that suffers minor damage and is still usable, is given away to the domestic help.

I would have loved to go on a "photo drive" (like a "photo walk" you know) for today's post, but Dad wasn't free to chauffeur! (Yeah, I can't drive!) So I dug around in the house, looking for something broken I could use here.

I found a broken plant-pot in my balcony, but that didn't make for a good pic because of the background.

I found a set of broken earphones (or earplugs rather... the kind that fit in smugly in your ears), but they made for a real drab pic (No "ooommph" factor)!

Then I found pieces of some broken bracelets in my craft cupboard. They even made for a really bright and colorful photograph! Unfortunately, neither Dad, nor my sis, could make out that they were pieces of broken bracelets! They said it looked like I'd just bought all those little trinkets from the market! So that pic was out too!

I searched through all the wardrobes and drawers in my house, for anything that was broken. I searched through my crockery cabinet too, hoping to find a cup/mug with a broken handle or a chipped fragment, but then I remembered I'd given away 3 such mugs to my maid a few months ago!

My sister then advised me to go ahead and break some crockery! Break good crockery for a blog post! Certainly not! But her advise gave me an idea. I decided I'd break some of my glass bangles instead!

I like to wear these bangles in matching combinations, when I dress up for weddings and anniversary parties etc., which is very rare! Most of the time, they just gather dust in my bangle-boxes! I have them in sets of 2 dozens mostly. So I figured 1 or 2 short wouldn't really make that big a difference!

But Dad completely freaked out at the idea!

Apparently, bangles breaking is considered a bad omen or something???

Whatever! While I don't care much about the superstitions, I sure did want my head in one piece! So, I decided to humour Dad and leave the bangles alone!

Finally, I settled for this... a brutally broken heart!

Broken Heart

That's a chicken egg from the shop downstairs. I painted a heart on it with a red sketch-pen, and then broke it to make fried egg for breakfast today!

Why was I so brutal with it?

Well, you see... not all heart-breaks are cut clean. When some relationships end, the perpetrators of the break-ups are unable to decide whether they really want things to end or not. So they keep "patching up" and "breaking up", "patching up" and "breaking up", repeatedly. And this is what happens to the poor victims' hearts in the process!

I know... some people are weird and complicated that way!

Anyway, I was actually going to shatter that egg in even more pieces... to drive my point home, you know. But, then I decided I didn't have time to play "jigsaw puzzle" with the pieces first, to get my photograph! :P

This is my sixth post for 2013 May Photo A Day Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Photo A Day - Paper"

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Reema Sahay said...

Your picture has a lot to say, and loved the idea behind it. The last paragraph really made me laugh.

Smita said...

lol!!! Most creative photograph for today!!!

I was also looking for a broken heart but never thought of this :D

Shilpa Garg said...

Gosh! What all we do for our blogs!!
This made for a very interesting read!
Very imaginative and creative 'brutally broken heart' :D

Afshan said...

U finally came up with a wonderful idea
GOOD U SKIPPED all the prev ideaas
Loved this one..... !

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Reema. Did a lot of tossing and turning for this one, but am glad I finally got something that I liked. :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Smita! I'm not that good a photographer, so I just look forward to these photo challenges so that I can express my creativity in newer ways. :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hahahaha! Shilpa, you won't believe... I have been scratching my head over this one since yesterday evening! Both Dad and sis got completely fed up of me! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Afshan - You know, I even had an old pair of specs ready as backup! I was going to break them for today's post, if this egg pic hadn't come out good enough!

algonacchick said...

Great idea for today's prompt! I don't drive, either, so I ride a bike everywhere. But, we do what we can for FMS, given our situations. You did well!

Shail Mohan said...

Creatively made picture for 'broken' :)

Meena said...

Imagine wht u went thru for a pic gal :-D. Piant a egg n break it :-P

Anonymous said...

I can understand the need to break something just for the photograph. I actually gave many appliances and furniture at home a good weird look! Then decided not to give the hubby a heart attack. I am thinking.. Why didn't I think of an egg! Lovely idea. :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@algonacchick: Thanks! Are you participating too? Where can I find your pictures? :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Shail: Thanks girl! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Meena: Well at least I didn't break the glassware in the kitchen! :p

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Jyothi! :D
I thought most people would post about broken eggs. That's why I added the heart to mine! Just to keep the challenge interesting, you know... :D

Pixie said...

heh! So true!!
your pic and the idea is brilliant!!
Breakups are messy!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Pixie! :D
Yeah, they sure are... some messier than the others!

JANU said...

Love the idea.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Janu - Thanks! :D

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