Imagine a stack of plain squared tiles…Boring. Nothing special. Just. Plain. Boring.
Then one day, the boring tiles were shattered into many smaller pieces. Kept away by people who thought they were already useless. ‘Broken tiles wouldn’t look good on the floor,’ they thought. So the broken boring tiles sat there, under the dirty damp kitchen sink, feeling sorry for being useless.
Well, they weren’t entirely useless though. Those broken boring tiles could still be used anyway. Some people would randomly put the pieces on the wall. ‘Maybe,’ they thought, ‘we could be on a wall, too.’
The sun rose and set. The moon appeared and went away. Days and nights had passed, but the broken boring tiles remained under the sink… Accompanied by the spider that laid an egg, the cockroaches that quickly multiplied, the moldy, filthy plumbings which needed fixing, and some ants that are starting to build a colony.
Then one day… One beautiful day… The small curtain that covered the plumbings in the kitchen, swayed open, flushing the darkness and the dampness with light and warmth.
A pair of hands took the broken tiles out of their moldy bed. ‘At last!’ they thought. They could breathe fresh air again.
Piece by piece, the hands put the tiles together. ‘What the heck was he doing?’ the tiles thought. Although the pieces were adhered by the grout, they remained broken and will forever be broken.
The hands continued working on the pieces until every single one was put in place. Finally, the broken tiles realized what was going on.
Though they were still broken, they were turned into a beautiful artwork. Like a puzzle, each piece formed a shape. Creating a fantastic masterpiece.
The broken boring tiles were still broken, yes. But they weren’t boring anymore. Once they were useless, ignored and replaced. Until the right person saw their worth and made them wonderful again.
Thank you for making a masterpiece.