A broken mirror can be replaced, but my life cannot. If my life has been shattered, all I can do is pick up the pieces, take time to sort them and put them back together. It's not a new mirror. It's "fixed." Glue wears in time. Much like time heals all, it also destroys all. I have to make sure I am constantly on top of my mirror's maintenance. Otherwise, it will fall apart and shatter into even smaller shards, and putting it back together will prove more and more difficult every time.