by Judi Chow
I am an egg; I am a cracked egg; I have to stay away; I don’t want others to see my cracks. I am a cracked egg; I have no choice; I have to protect my cracks; I can’t let others touch my vulnerable cracks. I wasn’t born a cracked egg; I am an Omega-3 egg; Created with a special purpose, to be more nutritious, more healthy, and more valuable! Yet my shell is much thinner, I needed to be handled with care. My master wants to preserve me, make me into a salty egg. I was dropped inside a glass jar; I crashed into other eggs… I felt my shell cracking slowly, there is nothing I can do to stop it! Why? Why me? I used to be worth 3 times more than other eggs; Now I am worthless, just soaking in salty water, waiting to be throw away! I am not ready to ask -Why not me?! After what seemed forever, the master opened the jar, carefully scooped me out, gently wiped me clean, and deliberately placed me on a carton. I don’t understand it; there are other eggs in the jar, but I was the one chosen! My master started taking pictures of me, focusing on my cracks, saying how beautiful they are. I am just a cracked egg; I was chosen for a special purpose; I don’t need to hide my cracks now; everyone can see through my cracked shell. I don’t mind it anymore; hopefully they will learn as I did, to see from my master’s eyes: the beauty and usefulness of a cracked egg!