Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
One of the properties of glue is that it holds things together. Most glues dry clearly so that they cannot be seen. So goes life.
I've never seen the movie It's a Wonderful Life, but I have heard a little bit about the story. The lead character (his name escapes me right now) is feeling despondent over life and is planning to kill himself. Instead he is rescued by an angel who will show him what life would be like had he never been born. The world without him was bleak and depressing, which causes the man to go back and enjoy the good life that he has. He found out how he held his part of the world together like glue holds things together, only he was "clear" so his impact could not be obviously seen.
Sometimes I wish God would do that for me--show me the alternative to my being born. My fear is that it would be the opposite of what the movie character experienced. So I shan't ask. I shall endeavor to be good sturdy clear drying glue.