Break, burst, splinter, fragment,
divide, sever, shatter, disintegrate,
crack, crash, fracture, separate,
smash, snap, tear, split.
So many ways to say that something’s in pieces, most with negative connotations, and yet, something broken can be just as beautiful as something whole, especially if the cause was worth breaking for.
Nothing is more positive than breaking a record. Who doesn’t like to excel? But in order to do so, one must break free, liberate him or herself from a literal or figurative restraint, from something that was holding them back but will do so no longer. This is no easy feat to accomplish alone, which is why breaking bread, which means sharing something and symbolizes peace and cooperation, is so important. At the very least, you hope that someone will wish you to break a leg, or wish you good luck, hoping that in the future you’ll have a
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