Angie here: Dude, your ice block busted.
On New Year's Eve I watched a culinary student carve ice. The display would eventually feature ice sculptures of a chef hat and cooking implements all lit up for the special First Night event.
One student, near graduation, worked to make a set of tongs. A short way in, his ice block cracked in two.
What happens when it all goes wrong?
I think we let the sense of failure overcome us and we quit. But this student had a simple lesson to share. If you have material to work with, there's still ample opportunity. Don't quit.
Especially don't quit when the ice breaks. It's just one piece of the whole. You can figure out how to make it into a small piece of the bigger picture. You can keep going and so can I.
Do you have an example of something that appeared broken yet turned out okay or with another use?